Electrum Bitcoin wallet warns users about phishing
Electrum developers released a warning regarding Bitcoin-stealing malware.
«Alert: electrum-xlm [dot] info is Bitcoin-stealing malware. There is no way to easily port wallet software from Bitcoin to Stellar, because these are completely different projects. Please do not download altcoin variants of Electrum, unless you really know what you are doing».
Developers also stated that they have noting to do with Electrum Dark.
«We are not related to the electrumdark project, and they are using our name without our permission. Please be very careful with altcoin versions of Electrum, as they are sometimes used as a vector to install malware that targets your real Bitcoin wallet».
We would like to remind you that back in December, An anonymous hacker (or consortium of hackers) have purportedly stolen nearly $1 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC), reported technology media outlet ZDNet. Per the report, the Electrum Wallet, a popular open-source project founded in mid-June 2011, was breached in a “clever attack.”
This attack was made possible by a vulnerability in the wallet itself, which lets Electrum servers trigger popups with custom text inside users’ wallets