How to Set up an Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
Cybersecurity company Malwarebytes said that an ongoing DDoS attack on Electrum servers has reached 152,000 infected bitcoin wallets, and the value of stolen assets has risen to $ 4.6 million..
The company managed to identify a new downloader Trojan.BeamWinHTTP, which is also involved in the distribution of the previously detected ElectrumDoSMiner. Analysts have recorded the rapid growth of the botnet infrastructure and hundreds of binary malicious files for infection.
They suggest that in addition to the identified carriers of the virus, there are others, but they have not yet been found..
Highest concentration of bots hosted in the Asia-Pacific region, Brazil and Peru, and the bulk of the ElectrumDoSMiner hosting infrastructure is located in Ukraine.
Hackers are increasingly switching from crypto service operators to individual coin holders. On technology forums, users have begun to report cases of using Microsoft email accounts to steal virtual currencies. Company representatives confirmed that from January 1 to March 28, they recorded cases of data extraction from support emails. Microsoft has not yet responded to this security breach.
Earlier, Independent Security Evaluators accidentally discovered a sophisticated hacker who managed to steal almost 45,000 ETH, successfully picking combinations of simple private keys of wallets.
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