Thanks to a loyal customer, Virtex has been alerted to a phishing attack by a malicious perpetrator who is attempting to trick Virtex customers into giving their username and password.
The current threat is in the form of an email as follows:
It has come to our attention that your VirtEx account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.
However, failure to update your records with us, will results in account suspension. Please update your records before February 06, 2014. Click here to re-confirm your personal information.
For your security, we will not post the link, instead we will post the whois information on the domain:
Note the subtle difference in the spelling. Please do NOT visit this site directly; simply goto the whois information above and you will see a U.K. registration. We have no affiliation with this site.
VirtEx will NEVER email you to ask you for your login credentials or to update your credentials.
We strongly advise you to have 2-factor authentication activated on your account and warn you that whenever you post in any forums or supply your email address to any Bitcoin-related business, you may be the target of phishing attacks.
We would like to document who has been targeted by this particular phishing attack. If you have been targeted by this malicious perpetrator, please submit a support ticket. And movign forward, if you are ever asked for your Virtex login credentials, please notify us in a support ticket before doing anything.
Be warned: Bitcoin businesses will be under attack by malicious perpetrators attempting to steal customer credentials.