One Inferno Drainer victim lost assets worth around $417,000. They later sent an on-chain message to the thief, writing: "you are ruining my life and for me this money was a lifetime's work, I won't have enough my family..." They asked the attacker to return 50% of the funds stolen from them, offering to not report the scammer to Interpol and other authorities in return, and even offering to "sign a contract allowing you to use legally the stolen crypto".
Phishing-as-a-service company "Inferno Drainer" steals assets nominally worth $5.9 million in three months
A scam-as-a-service company identified by ScamSniffer and dubbed "Inferno Drainer" has stolen assets nominally worth around $5.9 million since mid-February. The vendor sells phishing scam software that is then used by phishers to target victims, who believe that they are interacting with an established crypto project. Inferno Drainer takes 20–30% of the stolen funds as "payment" for the scam software.