All About Lightning Electrum
Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered the Bitcoin wallet Electrum.
It's easy to install in Fedora and Ubuntu Linux. Fedora users can refer to the Fedora installation page.
Electrum Technologies runs a central server to facilitate these exchanges for a fee. This allows users to purchase incoming capacity to receive lightning payments. The developer added.
The Healthy Security Lab is concerned that Nearly 250 bitcoins have been stolen in a recent hacking attack on an Electrum wallet. 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" and that The Healthy Security Lab advised users not to install an unknown source of Electrum wallets to avoid being tricked.
A botnet with more than 140,000 machines has launched a DoS attack on the server of Bitcoin wallet Electrum in an attempt to direct users to counterfeit software that steals bitcoins. Security researchers say that if a user installs a fake version of Electrum, all funds contained in the fake version will be lost immediately.