Swaths of anxious DADI ICO investors are hasty to Reddit and Telegram to report they are now being targeted in a co-ordinated phishing attack after the apprentice cryptocurrency startup failed to assure their credentials, including names and email addresses.

The counterfeit phishing emails ask recipients to sign up for a awful adaptation of accepted cryptocurrency wallet MyEtherWallet, advised to steal your data and clandestine keys. What makes the attack decidedly adverse is that it relies on punycode techniques to trick users into appointment their information.

In accession to that, the hackers used an email (noreply@dadi.tech) which carefully resembles the accurate DADI abode (support@dadi.co).

Here is a copy of the fake email as shared by afflicted DADI users:


TNW has since spoken to DADI association administrator Bolaji Oyewole (more frequently known as @Bjay on Telegram and Discord) who told us that the “email in catechism is a phishing scam, but it is not a new compromise.”

Rather a new attack to bamboozle our association using data from the commitment list hack at the end of the Crowdsale period,” Oyewole added, bond to the afterward tweet:

“This attack was advised at the time and adapted steps taken to abate the impact (which includes advertisement affairs to the adapted authorities, arising association alerts etc.),” the association administrator added said. “We also chock-full using the system in question.”

“We would remind your readers to take adapted steps to assure themselves,” he added. “A aegis update from the end of the Public sale can be seen here.”

Another DADI association rep who goes by the name Rick Kamp seconded Oyewole’s claims.

Back in January one of our third party email business vendors was compromised which we dealt with at the time,” he wrote on Telegram. “No KYC advice was compromised and DADI was not hacked. This is simply a re-attempt to engage those emails. Kindly report the email as spam and delete. It’s a arrant scam attempt.”

While the startup continues to insist their system has not been compromised, it is advising users to ignore any emails that do not arise from their official email abode support@dadi.co.

Here is the full message:


Oyewole has added antiseptic that users can appeal to have their data deleted by DADI.

Phishing emails will come. Be safe, delete them and report,” he warned on Telegram. “We are aware and we take down the sites as fast as we can. We keep your data offline in one of the most secure locations in the UK.”

“If you want your contour deleted from the website, send a appeal to support@dadi.co,” he finished.

For the record, this is not the first time DADI has dealt with controversy.

In accession to the email list breach which took place in January, the aggregation got busted aboveboard plagiarizing segments from the white paper of blockchain-powered adversary SONM. DADI eventually responded to the accusations in a Medium post, claiming the copied text was a “mistake” addition forgot to fix.

The cryptocurrency space is no drifter to this sort of mishaps, unfortunately.

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