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Electrum wallets have been hacked in recent days and nearly 250 bitcoins have been stolen, according to blockchain security team Devi Security Labs. 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 "this is an ongoing phishing attack on Electrum users and advised users to download wallet apps from the official website." Mars Finance reminds users not to install electrum wallets from unknown sources.
January 19 (Xinhua) -- Electrum is a world-renowned Bitcoin light wallet with a long history of supporting multi-signatures 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), according to the Slow Fog Security team. 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.
In December 2018, Slow Fog first discovered and alerted an attacker to a messaging flaw using the Electrum wallet client to force an update prompt to pop up when a user transfers money, inducing users to update and download malware to carry out a currency theft attack. Recently, slow fog technology anti-money laundering (AML) system through continuous tracking found that one of the attackers wallet address bc1qc... p2kny has stolen more than 30 BTCs for six months and has been active recently. Slow Fog alerts Electrum users to update prompts, the new version of Electrum in this update prompt is likely to be false, if installed, please promptly transfer Bitcoin out in another security environment. At the same time, slow fog called on the vast number of cryptocurrencies exchanges, wallets and other platforms of the AML wind control system black and monitor such as the above Bitcoin address. This update tip is a phishing attack by an attacker who exploits a message flaw on the Electrum client and the ElectrumX server, which requires the attacker to deploy the malicious ElectrumX server in advance, and the malicious server is localized by the user's Electrum client (because the Electrum client is a light wallet and the user needs the ElectrumX server to broadcast the transaction). At the time of the madness, malicious ElectrumX servers accounted for as many as 71% of the total, and according to incomplete statistics, hundreds of bitcoins have been stolen in this phishing attack over the past year or so. Although in early 2019 Electrum officials have said they want to adopt some security mechanisms to prevent this kind of update fishing, such as: 1. Patch Electrum client does not display rich text, does not allow arbitrary messages, only strict messages; Patch ElectrumX server implementation detects Sybil Attack (i.e. witch attacks, malicious servers that send phishing messages) and no longer broadcasts them to clients; Implement blacklisting logic to alert malicious servers outside the Electrum client view; Promote social networking sites, websites, and all forms of communication that exist with users, who should always run the latest version and always only install from official sources (electrum.org), access through security protocols (https), and verify GPG signatures in advance. However, many users of Electrum are still in the old version (less than 3.3.4), the old version is still under threat, but slow fog does not rule out that the new version will have a similar threat.
In a blog post, Malwarebytes, an antimalware software company, said the number of infected Electrum Bitcoin wallets had reached 152,000 after the server was attacked by DoS, Cointegraph reported. Malwarebytes found that the number of infected machines in botnets had reached 152,000, and the total amount of stolen funds had risen to $4.6 million. The company identified a loader called Trojan.BeamWinHTTP, which also involved downloading previously detected Electrum DoSMiner.
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