Fake scam Etherdelta clone steals users' data

Scammers put their website above the real one and inattentive users may not notice it
24 July 2017   10013
Ethereum

Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements 

Reddit user with nickname "frenchhoudini" had found a scamming website, that uses the name of popular decentralized exchange platform "Etherdelta".

Fake EtherData
Fake EtherDelta

As you can see from a Google search screenshot, scammers created a phishing website with almost similar domain name; inside website is a full clone of a real one.

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Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

Users had already reported about this website, and now a "gLthub" version is out of search. But we made our own investigation, and scammers now using another website, which is available as an advertisement link from Google.

New Fake EtherDelta
New Fake EtherDelta

As you can see from a screenshot, hackers now using new fake domain, "gitLhub". There is no information about when this search issue will be fixed. We can only recommend beeing extremely careful and double-check domain names before using any websites.

Meanwhile hacks become more and more popular in blockchain world. For example, due to Parity hack, many Ethereum-based projects lost a lot of money. Or let's remember an Ethereum Classic Wallet hack, when hackers used "social engineering" to steal user's data and withdrow funds.

Sparkpool to Freeze $300k Reward

As reported, pool suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund
20 February 2019   68

The Sparkpool mining pool decided to freeze the remuneration in the amount of 2,103,1485 for the extraction of block # 7,238,290. The management of the organization suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund, CoinDesk reports.

The head of the Sparkpool Xin Xu argues that users of the pool understand and agree with the decision, given the size of the amount involved.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, blockchain is so far not completely run by machines; human are still involved. So we have an opportunity to correct the problem. Integrity is our pool’s priority.
 

Xin Xu

CEO, Sparkpool

While some users suggested that a large commission was paid by mistake, others admitted that this could be a goodwill gesture from an anonymous donor to the community of the miner or even an attempt to launder money through the blockchain cryptocurrency.