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MyEtherWallet, a popular web app designed for storing and transferring ether and other ERC-20 tokens, succumbed to a DNS attack on Tuesday which redirected users to a phishing version of the website and steal their logins.
Smart users were quick to notice something unusual. As users connect to the server, they were faced with an insecure SSL certificate, a broken link in the website’s verification. Of course, only a few internet users would check before clicking.
Some affected users reported the incident on social media, and the company, after noticing the breach about 15 minutes into the attack, raised a red flag on Twitter to warn its users about the threat:
“Couple of DNS servers were hijacked to resolve users to be redirected to a phishing site. This is not on MyEtherWallet side; we are in the process of verifying which servers to get it resolved asap.”
The hackers seem to have stolen more than 215 ETH ($150,000) from the hack, which lasted for some hours. The...
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