All About Lightning Electrum
The world-renowned Bitcoin wallet Electrum "update phishing" currency theft continues.
Planet Daily News 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-sign 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 a "message flaw" that allows an attacker to send an "update prompt" through a malicious ElectrumX server. This "update tip" is very confusing for the user, and if you follow the prompt to download the so-called new version of Electrum, you may get a trick. According to user feedback, because of this attack, stolen bitcoins are in the four digits or more.
According to Reddit user u/normal_rc, electrum's wallet was hacked and nearly 250 bitcoins (243.6 BTCs, nearly $1 million) were maliciously stolen, according to coinelegraph. 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.
Many wallets do not currently support custom fees, which can cost users a lot of fees. I strongly recommend waiting a while when there are more transactions in the memory pool, and then transfer your currency to an address where you can customize the fee. You can Google which wallets support custom fees, currently electrum and Bitcoin.