Bitcoin wallet Electrum hit by DoS attack from 140,000-strong botnet

The servers of popular Bitcoin wallet Electrum are under heavy attack, and users are advised to be extra careful when using the platform until it’s resolved. A sophisticated botnet of more than 140,000 machines has launched Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks on Electrum‘s servers, with apparent intent to direct users to compromised versions of the software designed to steal their Bitcoin. Bad actors have even deployed their own Electrum servers hosting “backdoored” versions of the Electrum client en masse. If a user successfully syncs their vulnerable Electrum wallet with a malicious server (hundreds detected so far), they’re instructed to “update” their client with a hacked version.…

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