In 2022, there is rarely a week without a stolen JPEG worth 100K USD, yet most consumer-grade endpoint protection does not even know what a dApp looks like. Even ITSEC people do not understand or agree on what a dApp looks like or even what Web3 is.
Most cryptocurrency-related scams are not sophisticated, yet they are paramount due to the damage they can cause. While researching the magical world of crypto scams, I have identified at least 35 different types of these scams. These can be cheap replicas from the “pre-Web3” world. Others are novel and specific to Web3 and smart contracts. Pump and dump or rug pull are not unknown, but proof of weak hands or NFT airdrop scams are the products of the new Web3 world order.
Warning: this research includes blockchain mumbo jumbo, but I will turn down the hype factor.