September 30, 2020

The number of infected Electrum wallets reached 152 thousand

Malwarebytes cybersecurity company experts say digital storage owners become victims intruders. Total losses are estimated at $ 4.6 million.

Electrum Bitcoin Wallet Attacks Affectedusers of 152 thousand accounts, approximate losses amounted to $ 4.6 million, Malwarebytes experts said. They managed to discover a new software called Trojan.BeamWinHTTP, which is involved in the distribution of the ElectrumDoSMiner botnet that was previously identified.

According to experts, the largest numberinfections occurred in the Asia-Pacific region, Brazil and Peru. It is known that the main part of the hosting infrastructure of ElectrumDoSMiner is located in Ukraine. The attacks are mainly targeted at new PCs.

Electrum wallet infrastructure hacking started inThe end of December 2018.Then, users lost more than 200 bitcoins (a little less than $ 1 million at the exchange rate of that time). Earlier this month, data appeared that the Electrum system was under a DoS attack, 140 thousand bots were conducting it. Clients of the service are redirected to compromised versions of software that instantly steal their funds.

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