LOCALBITCOINS RESUMED WITHDRAWAL OF FUNDS SUSPENDED DUE TO PHISHING ATTACK

The platform for p2p transfers of LocalBitcoins has resumed the withdrawal of funds suspended due to a phishing attack.

A representative of LocalBitcoins warned users about a phishing attack on January 26, on Reddit, according to which hackers took advantage of the vulnerability of the LocalBitcoins forum and placed a link to the phishing forum. According to representatives of the company, 6 people suffered from the vulnerability found in the software provided by third parties.

One of the users, in the comment posted the address of the hacker who received 7.95205862 BTC at the time of publication, asking to add it to the black lists on crypto-exchanges.

This week, blockchain security expert and co-founder of hoshi.io Haresh Savani said that on average, every day hackers steal about $ 2.5 million from crypto-exchanges, and most of the hacks are hidden by the exchanges themselves.

Not all hacker attacks are equally harmful: for example, today it became known that hackers hacked Google Assistant, warning users that their phones are tapped.

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