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DoS attack on Electrum leads to losses in the millions – not the all-clear

the A network of up to 140,000 Bots runs for about 48 hours, a massive DoS attack on the popular Bitcoin Wallet Electrum. Media portals speak of the "millions

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DoS attack on Electrum leads to losses in the millions – not the all-clear
the A network of up to 140,000 Bots runs for about 48 hours, a massive DoS attack on the popular Bitcoin Wallet Electrum. Media portals speak of the "millions in losses." As part of the Wallet provider, was yet to hear any all-clear, you have to assume that the attack to the hour of running.

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Electrum is facing a large-scale Denial-of-Service attack (DoS). About 140,000 Bots and trying to Electrum users to a compromised Version of the popular Wallet redirect and move then to a Update. Follows the User to the prompt, it is installed in order for malicious software, which leads to the immediate loss of the stored BTC.

Via Twitter warned Electrum, the Wallet users, however, already on 7. April before an attack. Users should disable as a result, the Auto-Connect feature of your digital wallet to the possible Fund-to prevent the loss of:

Electrum-Server are currently in a DoS attack, exposed. We are working on a more robust Version of the Electrum server. In the meantime, affected users should disable the automatic connection and your Server manually.

The attackers have Reportedly exclusively to users of the older versions of the Wallet. An Update on the latest Electrum Version could create a remedy (care when entering the URL).

Up to one Million dollars

The crypto-news portal Hard Fork speaks with reference to an unidentified Insider as a "total loss amounting to millions"; a single User are, accordingly, about 140,000 US dollars lost.

compared To Hard Fork Electrum-CTO, Thomas Voegtlin confirmed the attack, you hope "to get the attack in the next few hours." So far, there is on the part of the Provider, however, still no Updates in this matter.

is Not the first attack on Electrum

by the end of December, hackers were able to capture in the attacks on the Wallets of Electrum a total of 750,000 US dollars. As a result, we reported great difficulty on the part of the developer teams, to plug the vulnerability.

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