THE NUMBER OF INFECTED WALLETS ELECTRUM REACHED 152 THOUSAND
Experts of the company on cybersecurity Malwarebytes said that the owners of digital storage have become victims of intruders. Total losses are estimated at $4.6 million. They managed to find a new software called Trojan.BeamWinHTTP, which is involved in the distribution of the botnet ElectrumDoSMiner, previously identified.
According to experts, the largest number of infections occurred in the Asia-Pacific region, Brazil and Peru. It is known that the main part of the hosting infrastructure ElectrumDoSMiner is located in Ukraine. New PCs are mostly attacked.
Hacking the infrastructure of the Electrum wallet began in late December 2018. Then, users lost more than 200 bitcoins (slightly less than $1 million at the rate of that time). At the beginning of this month, there was data that the Electrum system is under a DoS attack, it is 140 thousand bots. Clients of the service are redirected to compromised versions of the SOFTWARE, which instantly steal their funds.