One of the most popular Ethereum wallets, MyEtherWallet suffered from the second major security breach in the last year, after the widely used VPN service was compromised. This is reported by TechCrunch.
MyEtherWallet warned its users using the free Hola VPN plug-in, which is installed on 50 million computers, that they could become victims of an attack aimed at stealing cryptocurrency.
The company stated that Hola was compromised for 5 hours. Users who used the plug-in and their wallet may lose the funds stored on it. MyEtherWallet recommends that everyone who used the wallet and VPN during the last 24 hours to transfer their funds to a new address.
In a conversation with TechCrunch, the MyEtherWallet team reported that it assumes that the attack originated from the Russian IP address.
The safety and security of MEW users is our priority. We’d like to remind our users that we do not hold their personal data, including passwords so they can be assured that the hackers would not get their hands on that information if they have not interacted with the Hola chrome extension in the past day.
Earlier, MyEtherWallet was already the victim of the attack. Then a DNS server was hacked, which allowed the hacker to redirect users to a phishing copy of the site.