🚨WARNING🚨 – outburst of scam pools by same scammer who created MELD4


UPDATE: since scammer noticed he was detected, most of the relays started reshuffling the DNS records chaging the relay IPs, see bottom of this post, some of the evidence in this post is no longer visible. This issue is also being tracked here: https://forum.cardano.org/t/massive-scam-pool-group-uncovered/85194

Starting with this epoch huge amount of undetected fake pools was created – all pools share same relay IPs as MELD4, hosted by cloud service Contabo in Dusseldorf. Most of these relays have weird unrelated domains like “relayeverstake.cloud” or “relaystakepoolservice.site” always privately registered to someone in Hanoi / Vietnam. Here is list of all pools I found so far, could be more of them – all of them are fake pools, do not stake with them and if you are a pool operator, do not peer with them, IPs are:

* 194.163.135.82
* 194.163.177.187
* 194.163.152.66

List of fake pools:

* HOSKY https://adapools.org/pool/080aa40bcc98c8de57b9a2fadbbacef2a0c684b6de52047de11b55ed
* MELD https://adapools.org/pool/ae87267f69a2a3c7c2d11dac634cfcf4607cb74fd99de0d527e7344a
* NAMI https://adapools.org/pool/c4526ea0f14dc331a75e5678f12a7e50edd81d4f83e904ca63630d33
* ISPO2 https://adapools.org/pool/923009b02b076cb910553c92ed6c8e5d8facc54e7ae3e177615d78b6
* ITC3 https://adapools.org/pool/b00b6041e5a94a83c59f9d9dc812b490dc764d352640f5c5f27619c0
* WMT https://adapools.org/pool/69b5546d1007a991393c6777a76d0d83e45e9dca52e52175f8d19072
* MELD4 https://adapools.org/pool/c92b4b0b58718c240b4d490e580d8ec2456db239e9d1191ac6dac651
* EVE6 https://adapools.org/pool/72afe491a962a22e451a706c6e598ad94240a1a2cedfe525a28087ff
* PIGY https://adapools.org/pool/2cd1d343ca9e16e97261ac6b93c0fade1e1cc3e45408c26f115f3a94
* TERA1 https://adapools.org/pool/a1bf3567ac65fdd38d4cd5b2abe08244a3741126464d64b2a99d78cd
* TERA3 https://adapools.org/pool/b410add58eeca267f5df5387ac716ccc93eac4c6189f0e79c1dfcc7d
* MRQR2 https://adapools.org/pool/429fa9846d5ec9d697c71ae725c98e328feda3d0878bc3c5890fede5
* ERGOX https://adapools.org/pool/19c42d8284523585c953c98c88aa2ac97eb4f9745da11badafd97a10
* EMUR5 https://adapools.org/pool/8145274aa1713d4569e0d946af510b4d2b80640d87c1a0e4e0517954
* RAY7 https://adapools.org/pool/5f594872d9425bdd9700ac2fbade7f163f7f4d968eb5bdcc0f260899

List of pools using same relay (probably operated by same people):
* FIDA https://adapools.org/pool/9495762e111912925166df9cfeee225fa1e866ed49c637273096c7e8
* GRAB https://adapools.org/pool/4ed1c8475cc3e497bbf00a5827266faec51ad9c3cce1b02122b33cba
* SODA https://adapools.org/pool/f68550a5e32875703027dc6318037a618eb91620a109c99194af8fba
* FIMI https://adapools.org/pool/1e174471d30ea762a6bf6ce8b1c615549f3dd066cf48ca6be6e7698b
* MEKON https://adapools.org/pool/308ec56da70b03f64e04649545dced6d2b2c95ee12e90b47bbcead0d
* BIMI https://adapools.org/pool/608ab3036db99d94049ee0870e84f5145e5667370323cbd61a781c6b
* KIRIN https://adapools.org/pool/a86b685a2d6817d315f48121ee4bb6099cc4c26b94d9fe1c256c5c62
* AMZ https://adapools.org/pool/aee1cc55e9c498efa91a4942a698caae6d2f0199dffb108ad6ce827d
* FIBOT https://adapools.org/pool/73fc28b33a3068a689b14d91a1e47938024f0a03ad9d2d85d1a08269
* BIDEN https://adapools.org/pool/448956c289caefd1cffa23ca634ec536d86eeae65035845a41d3cb57
* YOGA https://adapools.org/pool/ea9f4a127f07cf5c8a63a40189ece41c104a7f93786f25b379be9254
* ELLY https://adapools.org/pool/6d043d8910b0050cd4f497834c7c8a515e62252352c802b4f3458443
* KID https://adapools.org/pool/415a0a81f48061d36dfc8e00624044c489cb098de271e565685e0fea
* BIDO https://adapools.org/pool/a986cba1163a561281d6ee6073a8e578b1d5e7a7293dd21d77e1ecc8
* ADAUP https://adapools.org/pool/b6300321f150f4dc000166d87f744b5e388a711ac70650f7c0b71d8a
* ADPL https://adapools.org/pool/ad35f18c2fec51045b6433c7b3bacddb6dcf51696ff85330294b0db0
* HANOI https://adapools.org/pool/13633ea7519adae5da20b7e3aa1af6540bb7c992f1cbc390b620a4eb
* TROFI https://adapools.org/pool/7aaccac9628530154287074f986da6c6bae872bd3c36bfa2c427c1e4

And many others

EDIT: there is actually MASSIVE amount of these pools, I am currently working with admins of adapools.org in flagging all of them, but it’s over 50 pools with combined stake of hundreds of millions of ADA. Most of them seem to be linked to FIMI pool (which seems to be original pool of this scammer(s)).

UPDATE: operator of these pools already noticed that this was uncovered and started re-shuffling relay IPs of most of these pools in DNS, changing them to CNAMEs to some existing pools, so the connection between the pools is not so obvious anymore, for example both MELD4 and BIDEN just started pointing to different IPs, before the change they were pointing to same relay IPs as FIMI pool.



Fonte: Reddit Autor petr_benaPost Original

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