As bitcoin price surges, so have phishing attempts against bitcoin wallets, according to Cisco’s Open DNS Labs blog. A similar phishing spike occurred over the summer in response to a bitcoin price jump. The blog includes a list of domains created by one phishing campaign to spoof Blockchain.info around the holidays.
Most of the phishing sites have been set up for phishing purposes. There has also been an increase in the compromise of legitimate sites modified to host bitcoin wallet phishing along with other phishing content.