In a forum post on Bitcointalk, website administrator Theymos explained: "If at any time in the past you've logged in to Electrum without a wallet password and opened a web page, your wallet might have been stolen." Particularly paranoid people may want to send all bitcoins (BTCs) from their old Electrum wallets to the newly generated Electrum wallet. "
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According to Reddit user u/normal_rc, electrum's wallet was hacked and nearly 250 bitcoins (243.6 BTCs, nearly $1 million) were maliciously stolen, according to coinelegraph. Electrum then confirmed that the attack included creating a fake version of the wallet to trick users into providing password information. Electrum responded on Twitter that "this is a persistent phishing attack on Electrum users" and warned users not to download Electrum from any source other than the official website.
However, after electrum officials said in early 19th that some security mechanisms should be put in place to prevent this "update phishing", many users of Electrum are still in the old version.
According to Johnwick.io, we will continue to monitor and track the further flow of funds after a recent user submitted a coin-losing incident claiming that the download used an Electrum wallet had been phishing and that more than 700 bitcoins had been lost, and that the stolen address had been added to the Devi AML system. It is reported that malicious websites (electrumsecure) fake Electrum website phishing attacks, to guide users to download and use the wallet, in order to steal the user's private key and other sensitive data. Devi Security Labs is here to remind users not to install unknown sources of Electrum wallets, to avoid asset losses. Electrum Official Website: electrum.org Electrum Phishing Website: electrumsecure.
Slow Fog: Bitcoin Wallet Electrum updates the phishing theft that continues.
According to slow fog zone news, Electrum fake upgrade tips of the phishing attack has stolen at least 200 BTC, this attack by upgrading Electrum alone can not be avoided, the need for the entire ecological service to make corresponding changes (because Electrum this client is not a full node, and then on the transaction broadcast and the corresponding service side of the message communication, attackers can also deploy malicious server). Slow fog zones remind users that phishing attacks like Electrum require long-term vigilance. The slow fog zone has previously issued an alert for selectrum phishing updates, and hackers who attacked Electrum wallets used Electrum's software to unusually construct malicious software update prompts to induce users to update and download malware usage.
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