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Bitcoin (BTC) Wallet Electrum, Fake MacOS App, Steals User Keys

Bitcoin (BTC) Wallet Electrum, Fake MacOS App, Steals User Keys



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  1. tldr; According to a report by top-level cybersecurity expert, Confiant, the macOS application for Bitcoin (BTC) wallet, Electrum, has been compromised. The attackers deployed fake binaries with backdoors. One of the attacks managed to steal $115,491 in Bitcoins from those crypto holders who installed fake “updates.”

    *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

  2. >Confiant’s white-hat hacker, Taha Karim, detected that the macOS version of popular Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Electrum was compromised. Attackers injected malicious code into electrum/util.py and electrum/storage.py repositories.

    >Also, one of Windows versions of Electrum was infiltrated with similar malicious code. This attack is part of a “malvertising” scam that asks Bitcoin (BTC) holders to immediately update their wallet software.

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