On December 27th commentators reported on social media that a malicious group hacking the cryptocurrency wallet Electrum had stolen nearly 250 bitcoins ($937,000). It was later confirmed by Electrum that the attack included creating a fake version of the wallet and tricking users into providing password information. Hackers set up a bunch of malicious servers.
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PYTHON% .python.exe -m pip installation -r requirements.txt.
As of press time, phishing attacks that forged Electrum upgrade notifications have stolen at least 1,450 BTC (the number stolen is officially counted by a user, anti-malware companies Malwarebytes and Electrum), with a total value of approximately $11.6 million. It is worth mentioning that Electrum versions lower than 3.3.4 are vulnerable to such phishing attacks. Users who use Electrum wallets should update to the latest version Electrum 3.3.8 through the official website (electrum.org). At present, v4.0.0 has not been officially released. Version, please do not use the link in the prompt message to update, so as to avoid loss of assets
Blockchain.info, Electrum Wallet.
According to Johnwick.io, we will continue to monitor and track further movement of funds after a recent user submitted a coin-losing incident claiming that the download used electrum wallets had been phishing attacks, losing more than 700 bitcoins, and that the stolen address had been added to the Devi AML system. It is reported that malicious website (electrumsecure) fake Electrum website phishing attacks, to guide users to download the wallet, in order to steal the user's private key and other sensitive data. De-dimensional Security Labs hereby reminds users not to install electrum wallets from unknown sources at will to avoid asset losses. Electrum Official Website: electrum.orgElectrum Phishing Website: electrumsecure.
Creating a multi-signature wallet in Qtum Electrum is easy.
At the time of writing, at least 1,450 BTCs worth about $11.6 million had been stolen from phishing attacks that faked Electrum upgrade tips. DeViable Security Labs hereby suggests that versions of Electrum below 3.3.4 are vulnerable to such phishing attacks, and users using Electrum Wallet are requested to update to the latest version of Electrum 3.3.8 via the official website (electrum.org), which has not yet been officially released, and do not use the link in the prompt to avoid asset losses.
and open the web page, then your wallet may have been compromised. Particularly paranoid people may want to send all BTCs from their old Electrum wallets to the newly generated Electrum wallet.