At the time of writing, at least 1,450 BTCs (stolen by one user, antimalware firm Malwarebytes and Electrum) had been stolen in phishing attacks that faked Electrum upgrade tips, with a total value of approximately $11.6 million.
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.
Dynamic . . . Electrum and MyEtherWalle users face phishing attacks.
The problem was not fixed. So he had to contact Electrum to highlight the urgency of the issue, and Electrum released Emergency Response Version 3.0.4 a few hours later.
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Reddit users discovered that Google had accidentally promoted a malicious Bitcoin wallet on YouTube, Theenextweb reported. A malicious ad is an ad masquerading as Anectrum that even tells the user in a video how to find a real link to Electrum (electrum.org), but when the user clicks on the ad, they immediately start downloading the malicious exe file. Since then, malicious ads will redirect unsuspecting users to the fake url elecktrum.org.
On the retail side, blockchain is also at the forefront of some of the most important initiatives in encrypted transaction engineering, such as the introduction of Isolated Witness (Segwit) and pioneering transaction cost estimation programs that allow users to allocate fee-per-byte basis on Satoshis.
Dynamic . . . Visa and MasterCard will raise transaction fees, or benefit the encryption industry.