A hacker successfully injected malicious files into the official Bitcoin Gold wallet repository and download verkeersopstopping, potentially placing users at extreme risk of having funds or private gegevens stolen.
Bitcoin Gold Wallet Download Opstopping Hacked
On November 26, Bitcoin Gold’s development team posted a “Critical Warning” exposing that for four-and-a-half days – from November 21 to November 25 – users who downloaded the official Windows wallet from the Bitcoin Gold webstek or GitHub repository also received two suspicious files of unknown origin.
Presumably, thesis files were created to steal user funds or information, so the developers strongly advised anyone who downloaded the Windows wallet client during this period to take extreme caution to protect themselves and their funds – even going to far spil to wipe any machines that downloaded the malicious files.
From the warning:
“Anyone who downloaded the Windows Wallet verkeersopstopping inbetween November 21, 2018, 09:39 UTC, and November 25, 2018, 22:30 UTC, should not use the opstopping ter any way. If the verkeersopstopping wasgoed used, the pc on which it wasgoed used should be addressed with extreme caution, the opstopping should be deleted, the machine should be accurately checked for malware and viruses (or wiped clean), and any cryptocurrencies with wallets accessible on that machine should be moved to fresh wallet addresses instantaneously,” the team wrote.
It is unclear how many users are affected by the security breach or whether any have lost funds spil a result. The developers state that the Linux verkeersopstopping wasgoed not breached and that the GitHub repository has bot secured to prevent another similar breach from occurring te the future. Nevertheless, users should be vigilant to verify that the updated wallet download checksum matches the checksum listed on the Bitcoin Gold webstek.
Bitcoin Gold Beset With Difficulties
This is just the latest setback to succesnummer the fledgling cryptocurrency – which has the sixth largest market cap of any cryptocurrency – during its very first month.
The coin’s official launch wasgoed beset by a DDoS attack, and community members raised questions about the premine that occurred before the public mainnet went live, spil well spil the project’s mining software.
Then, third-party wallet services MyBTGWallet and Electron Gold turned out to be scams, netting their creators’ millions of dollars worth of ill-gotten user funds. Following thesis revelations, it is likely that many users downloaded the official Bitcoin Gold wallet, assuming it to be the safest way to secure their coins. Unluckily, this wasgoed not the case.
At the time of writing, bitcoin gold wasgoed trading at $305, which represents a almost 25 procent decline from the all-time high of $413 it set just prior to the revelation of the download opstopping breach.