The cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta was hacked
According to foreign media reports on December 27, EtherDelta’s Domain Name Server (DNS), the Ethereum trading platform, has been recently hacked, resulting in the theft of 308 Ether (about $ 266,789) and potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars of tokens. It is reported that the network attack occurred on the 20th of this month, once caused EtherDelta platform suspension of services, the official Tweets published on the day of its DNS server attack and other related details. The EtherDelta platform did not fully recover until 22nd.
Dear users, we have reason to believe that there had been malicious attacks that temporarily gained access to @etherdelta https://t.co/NnqU5Er4rj DNS server. We are investigating this issue right now – in the meantime please DONOT use the current site.
— EtherDelta (@etherdelta) December 20, 2017
Informed sources, the hacker mainly through the DNS hijacking trick users to send money. The official pointed out that the forged application not only does not have a chat button on the navigation bar, nor does it have an official Twitter feed, but it also has a forged order book to gain user trust.
In its tweet, EtherDelta called on all users not to visit fake websites and promised that users who use MetaMask and the hardware wallet will not be affected and that users who have never entered their private key on the phishing website are safe.
At present, there have been many hacking virtual currency platform events all over the world. For example, Youbit, the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange recently declared bankruptcy after its second major attack this year. NiceHash, the cryptocurrency mining market, also confirmed that the value of the $ 60 million Bitcoin loss. Researchers believe that the soaring virtual currency prices are the main reasons for attracting frequent attacks by cybercriminals.