Recently, hackers managed to steal ethers from users of MyEtherWallet crypto-currency wallets several times. One way that attackers were able to do this was by using fake sites to intercept account access...
Recently, hackers managed to steal ethers from users of MyEtherWallet crypto-currency wallets several times.
One way that attackers were able to do this was by using fake sites to intercept account access keys. Some users went to fake sites on an advertising link which their search engine displayed. The domain name of the home page differed by one or more letters. For example, instead of myetherwallet.com, the victims went to myetherwallelt.com or myethwallet.io.
In order to protect yourself from such problems, it's enough just to take a closer look when youare working with wallets. It is always necessary to check the address of the site associated with financial transactions. Many exchanges warn about this on their login page.
Another trick was a false appeal on behalf of service administrators about a non-existent hard fork. The message received was a recommendation to go to a link to check your balance. In just a couple of hours, hackers got hold of 52 Ethers - again due to the users' carelessness as they did not notice the trick thanks to the official writing style. In addition, the link contained the correct domain name.
The mobile application MyEtherWallet for iOS appeared at the end of the year in the App Store. Despite the fact that the developers of MyEtherWallet said that they did not release a mobile version of the service, the app took a leading position in the App Store in a few weeks. It was also not for free.
Direct complaints about the application are not known, as well as about what purpose its creators were pursuing. It is likely that some of the cases of theft of coins from wallets are associated with the use of similar applications.
There were also rumors recently that the official MyEtherWallet website had been hacked. The developers of the altcoin Ethereum Blue (BLUE) reported on Twitter that it was possible that DNS records had been substituted in some regions and encouraged users to be more careful.
MyEtherWallet said that the site is in order and that these statements are an attempt to discredit them or simply a fact of incompetence. Official representatives of the service also suggested that the BLUE developers are trying to compromise the service in order to play on users' emotions.
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