Part of MyEtherWallets to be Under a Thread

New security issue is related to  free Hola VPN plug-in, which is installed on 50 000 000 computers
10 July 2018   1131

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.

MyEtherWallet Twitter
MyEtherWallet Twitter

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.

MEW Team

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.

Binance Android App to Support CC Payments

Additionally, crypto-fiat exchange Binance Singapore was launched
25 April 2019   83

Binance has updated the application for the Android OS. Now users can buy cryptocurrency using their credit cards.

In particular, the feature of buying Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash with your credit card is now available.

At the same time, the launch of the Binance Singapore crypto-fiat exchange took place. So far, only one trading pair is available to users of the site - BTC / SGD, but later in the listing other coins may appear.

Singapore users need not only to create an account, but also to link it to an account in the local Xfers payment service, which provides cryptowallet approved by local regulators.

It is noteworthy that earlier Xfers was a partner of Coinbase, when the latter launched its services in Singapore, but relations between the companies were terminated.