The Electrum developers reported numerous phishing clones of popular cryptocurrency wallet.
In particular, they warned of a pseudo-Electrum-wallet for Stellar:
Alert: electrum-xlm [dot] info is Bitcoin-stealing malware. There is no way to easily port software from a Bitcoin wallet to Stellar, because these are completely different projects. Please do not download altcoin variants of Electrum, unless you really know what you are doing.
— Electrum (@ElectrumWallet) January 11, 2019
“Please do not download alternatives Electrum, if you do not know what you are doing,” said the developers, stressing that bitcoin and Stellar — completely different projects.
Also, the developers announced that are irrelevant to the project Electrum Dark.
We are not related to the #electrumdark project, and they are using our name without our permission. Please be very careful with altcoin versions of Electrum, as they are sometimes used as a vector to install malware that targets your real Bitcoin wallet.
— Electrum (@ElectrumWallet) January 9, 2019
“Please be careful with Aldon versions of Electrum, because they are sometimes used to install malicious programmes to your real bitcoin wallets.”
When you download Electrum for any cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin, you are downloading software that is not endorsed by us, and you are likely to download malware aimed at your bitcoin wallet. Do not expect integrity from people who promote sh*tcoins.
— Electrum (@ElectrumWallet) January 3, 2019
“When you are downloading Electrum for any cryptocurrencies that are not bitcoin, you do not download approved software, which may malicious software that targets your bitcoin wallet. Don’t expect honesty from people promoting sidoine”, — share tips developers.
Recently there was a phishing attack aimed at users of the Electrum wallet through which the hacker managed to get about 200 BTC. The developers quickly released a new version, which excludes such actions.
Warning: there is an ongoing phishing attack against users Electrum, Electrum servers where rogue ask users to install malware. We released version 3.3.2, which mitigates the attack. See https://t.co/Y2DXoUyOgk
— Electrum (@ElectrumWallet) December 31, 2018
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