Experts of the company ESET, a developer of products in the field of cyber security, has published the findings of a study conducted by them on the trail of the perfect November 3 attack on the Irish platform web Analytics StatCounter. According to them, the target of the attack could be cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io.
Attackers could use script https://www.statconuter.сom/c.php to replace the bitcoin address of their choice – and to steal money from the crypto currency exchange. In this case the domain with the same name, which was changed a few letters, indeed had previously been registered and in 2010 had already been blocking.
After receiving a warning from ESET experts in Gate.io got rid of the StatCounter code and stated that scriptactive users out of danger.