All About Lightning Electrum
On December 27, Reddit user u/normal_rc reported that Electrum's wallet had been hacked and that nearly 250 bitcoins (243.6 BTCs, nearly $1 million) had been maliciously stolen, coinelegraph reported. 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.
Digital Wallet Electrum was hacked, losing 250 bitcoins.
The malware supports the theft of multiple digital wallets, including Ethereum, Multibit, Electrum, Armory, Bytecoin, Bitcoin, and more.
Almost no Bitcoin wallet can be said to have been involved since the beginning. Electrum announced in 2011 that it had changed course during the downturn in the Bitcoin market. It is now estimated that about 10% of all Bitcoin transactions are reflected in Electrum.
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.
Electrum client. A veteran security research expert told Hard Fork that if a user installs the problem version of Electrum.