Bitcoin Wallet Electrum users face phishing attacks, and when a user updates a client with a backdoor, the private key is stolen and 1450BTC has been stolen so far.
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Electrum is a world-renowned Bitcoin light wallet with a long history of multi-signature support and a very broad user base, many of which like to use Electrum as a cold wallet or multi-signature wallet for Bitcoin or even USDT (Omni). Based on this usage scenario, Electrum is used less frequently on the user's computer. The current version of Electrum is 3.3.8, and previous versions of 3.3.4 are known to have "message defects" that allow an attacker to send an "update prompt" through a malicious ElectrumX server. This "update tip" is very confusing to the user, and if you follow the prompt to download the so-called new version of Electrum, you may be tricked. According to user feedback, because of this attack, stolen bitcoins are in the four digits or more. This captured currency theft attack is not stealing the private key (electrum's private key is generally stored with two-factor encryption), but replaces the transfer destination address when the user initiates the transfer. Here we remind users that when transferring money, special attention needs to be paid to whether the destination address has been replaced, which is a very popular method of currency theft recently. It is also recommended that users use hardware wallets such as Ledger, and if you pair it with Electrum, although the private key does not have any security issues, you should also be alert to the replacement of the destination address.
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.
Or in the original wallet, find "I", manage wallet, export private key, enter password, copy private key on this (never take screenshots of private keys or save them on web drives and chat tools)
Examples of online wallets: Breadwallet (BRD), Mycelium, Electrum, Out of Egypt.
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.
Earlier this month, Electrum detected a DoS attack on its network, allegedly launched by a malicious botnet with more than 140,000 machines, designed to provide Electrum to users.
Bitcoin wallet Electrum now supports Lightning online payments, according to Coindesk on July 11. It has previously been reported that Bitcoin Wallet Electrum has released a beta version of Electrum 4.0, adding support for the Bitcoin Lightning Network.
Digital Wallet Electrum was hacked, losing 250 bitcoins.