Since the end of December 2018, Bitcoin wallet Electrum users have lost 771 BTCs (worth about $4 million) in phishing attacks, according to a study released by Malwarebytes Labs. Electrum is known to implement a variant of a technology called Simplified Payment Verification (SPV), which allows users to send and receive transactions without having to download a full copy of the Bitcoin blockchain. An attacker is exploiting a vulnerability that anyone can manipulate a public Electrum peer to carry out an attack. (TNW)
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.
Light wallets such as Bitcoin's Electrum can be used with simple tree structures and SPV (Simple Payment Ensure) technology. The underlying code framework uses Bitcoin core to support multi-virtual machines such as smart contracts, EVMs, x86 VMs, etc.; Convert transactions into Ethereum accounts, and subsequent lightning networks and payment channels are expected to speed up the processing of online transactions.
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.
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The Electrum team has announced the attack in an official tweet, saying that "this is an ongoing phishing attack on Electrum users" and reminding users to check the authenticity of the client's source before logging in. The team published its official website, and electrum clients downloaded elsewhere may be problematic.