If someone's Electrum wallet connects to one of these servers and tries to send a BTC transaction, they see an official message telling them to update their Electrum wallet, as well as a scam URL.
The electrum and Electrum-LTC versions below 3.3.3 are vulnerable to phishing attacks in which a malicious server displays a message asking the user to download the fake Electrum. To prevent user exposure, versions older than 3.3 can no longer connect to public servers and must be upgraded. Do not download software updates from sources other than electrum.org and electrum-ltc.org.
Recently, some users of Bitcoin Light Wallet electrum have been targeted by a phishing window attack, which prompts users to fail to transfer money using electrum Light Wallet, and also directs users to the specified address to download the "latest version" of the wallet
According to Bleeping Computer, the BTC wallet app Electrom accused a phishing product called Electrum Pro of stealing a user's seed key on May 9 on GitHub and registering a domain name called electrum without Electrum's permission. The Electrum team noted that there was a piece of code indicating that the counterfeit product might have taken the user's seed key and uploaded it to the electrum. Affected users should transfer funds from BTC URLs managed by Eletrum Pro.
Synchronize electrum updates that support PSBT and speed up Mnemonic decoding.
From August to September, the Bitcoin wallet Electrum was phished twice by hackers. According to statistics from various parties, the phishing attacks forged Electrum upgrade notifications have stolen at least 1,450 BTC worth $11.6 million.
In order to promote the healthy development of BQB ecology, while the platform 100% fee continues to be used to buy back BQB and destroy, increase the platform internal transfer fee, of which 40% platform transfer fee buyback BQB destruction; The black hole address destroyed by BQB is: 0xC9DfBB644e2f5A3f94eD96dBE1Aa8157482226b5.
The cryptocurrencies wallet Electrum has lost nearly 250 bitcoins ($914,000) as a result of the new phishing attack. Electrum has confirmed the authenticity of the attack. An attacker could induce a user to provide password information by creating a fake wallet.
In this demo, Electrum developer Chris Belcher shows how to set up and use electrum personal servers.