Users of Bitcoin wallet Electrum are facing a phishing attack, according to the Devi Security Lab. Hackers broadcast messages to the Electrum client through a malicious server, prompting the user to update to v4.0.0, and if the user follows the prompt to install this "backdoor-carrying client", the private key is stolen and all digital assets are stolen. 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.
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Users of cryptocurrencies Wallet Electrum and MyEtherWallet are facing phishing attacks, according to posts posted on Reddit and Twitter on February 4. The MyEtherWallet team has issued a warning about phishing emails sent to users. Electrum also posted a warning on its website informing users that the electrum version, which predies 3.3.3, is vulnerable to phishing attacks. The company warned its users not to download software updates from other sources. (Cointelegraph)
Bitcoin wallet Electrum suffered a phishing attack, at least 1,450 BTC stolen
When Electrum wallets are synchronized with malicious servers, they are instructed to "update" clients provided by hackers, resulting in the loss of assets contained in older versions. Previously, in December 2018, Electrum.
electrum.org is a real wallet, and electrum used this confusing name to trick many depositors into stealing their bitcoins.
Each roaming operator can trust and mutually agree to share roaming agreement files and financial settlement documents based on blockchain technology. Equipped with smart contracts, the automated configuration of roaming public ginseng update is carried out, and the roaming protocol configuration is effective one-stop management. This results in a reduction in the manual work of each operator's agreement document inspection and processing, as well as the time it takes to process claims with overseas operators.
Electrum is a popular software wallet that works by connecting to a dedicated server. These servers receive a hash of the Bitcoin address in the wallet and reply with transaction information. Electrum Wallet is fast and has few resources, but by default, it connects to these servers and can easily monitor users. In addition to Electrum, some other software uses public Electrum servers. By 2019, it is a faster and better alternative to BIP37.
The Healthy Security Lab is concerned that Nearly 250 bitcoins have been stolen in a recent hacking attack on an Electrum wallet. This attack, confirmed by Electrum, involves creating a fake version of the wallet to trick users into providing password information. Electrum responded on Twitter that it was an ongoing phishing attack on Electrum users and advised them to download wallets from the official website.
The Electrum development team also warned them that they had nothing to do with a project called Electrum Dark: they used our name without our permission. Be careful with the altcoin version of Electrum, as they are sometimes used as vectors to install malware against your real Bitcoin wallet.
Electrum-LTC is Electrum's community maintenance port, Litecoin's Bitcoin wallet. It is not the official product of Electrum Technologies GmbH, and it is not supported.