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ConsenSys-owned crypto wallet provider MetaMask has sent out public warning to the it’s users community regarding Apple iCloud phishing attacks.

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The security issue for iPhone, Mac and iPad users is related to default device settings which see a user’s seed phrase or “password-encrypted MetaMask vault” stored on the iCloud if the user has enabled automatic backups for their application data.

In a Twitter thread posted on Monday, MetaMask noted that users run the risk of losing their funds if their Apple password “isn’t strong enough” and an attacker is able to phish their account credentials.

To fix the issue, users can disable automatic iCloud backups for MetaMask as detailed:

The warning from MetaMask came in response to reports from an NFT collector who goes by “revive_dom” on Twitter, who stated on Friday that their entire wallet containing $650,000 worth of digital assets and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) was wiped via this specific security issue.

In a separate thread earlier today, DAPE NFT project founder “Serpent” — who also helped gain the attention of MetaMask via posting sharing the story with their 277,000 followers — gave a rundown of what happened to the victim.

They noted that the victim received multiple text messages asking to reset his Apple ID password along with a supposed call from Apple which was ultimately a spoofed caller ID.

As they were reportedly unsuspecting of the caller, “revive_dom” handed over a six-digit verification code to prove that they were the owner of the Apple account. The scammers subsequently hung up and accessed his MetaMask account via data stored on iCloud.

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