A group of scammers have profited more than $600,000 by launching spambots into Slack channels of public Ethereum communities.
According to a public address shown on Ethereum block explorers including Etherscan, funds stolen by the automated spambot have already been cashed out. Only $600 is remaining in the Ethereum wallet address shown below:
Almost immediately after receiving reports from victims that have lost thousands of Ethers (Ethereum’s native token) within a span of three days, the Etherscan development team marked the address shown above as a suspicious account, stating “There are reports that this address was used in a Phishing scam. Do not send your funds here.”