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April 30, 2019
Ana Alexandre / Cointelegraph

Ana Alexandre / Cointelegraph  
Around $4.6 Million Stolen Via Fraudulent Electrum Bitcoin Wallet Updates, DDoS Botnet Attacking Electrum Infrastructure Climbs to 152,000 Machines

The amount of funds stolen from the popular Electrum Bitcoin wallet due to a fraudulent and malware-laden update has increased to USD $4.6 million, and the DDoS botnet that is flooding the Electrum infrastructure is rapidly growing, according to researchers at Malwarebytes. The DDoS attacks are targeted at developers who try to protect their users and has grown from under 100,000 machines to as high as 152,000 machines. The team at Malwarebytes have been able to correlate two distribution campaigns (RIG exploit kit and Smoke Loader) that are fueling the botnet by dropping malware detected as ElectrumDoSMiner. They also identified a previously undocumented loader they call Trojan.BeamWinHTTP that is also involved in downloading ElectrumDoSMiner (transactionservices.exe).

June 7, 2019
Ana Alexandre / Cointelegraph

Ana Alexandre / Cointelegraph  
Hackers Stole $9.5 Million in XRP From 80 to 90 Victims on Wallet Service GateHub

Cryptocurrency wallet service GateHub announced that hackers have reportedly compromised nearly 100 XRP Ledger wallets stealing about  23,200,000 XRP worth around $9.5 million from 80–90 victims. The company became suspicious when it discovered increased application programming interface (API) calls coming from a small number of IP addresses. GateHub is still conducting an investigation.

Related: The Register – Security, Security Affairs, The Next Web, Infosecurity Magazine, CCN, ZDNet, Finance Magnets, AMB Crypto, Gatehub, XRP Forensics