MyEtherWallet Suffers Security Breach via Hola Chrome Extension


MyEtherWallet (MEW), a free, open-source, client-side interface for generating Ethereum wallets, announced today that it has suffered a significant security breach due to a compromised VPN chrome extension, Hola, that was logging user activity on MEW.

In the announcement, which was given on the company’s official Twitter account, the MEW team provided vague information regarding the security compromise but advised investors that use the Hola VPN to transfer their funds immediately.

We received a report that suggest Hola chrome extension was hacked for approximately 5 hrs and the attack was logging your activity on MEW.

MEW was hit with a similar attack in February, where over $150k worth of ETH was stolen after a number of DNS servers were hacked.

This news comes just hours after Bancor (BNT), a blockchain project that leverages the capabilities of smart contracts to build liquidity directly into tokens themselves, revealed that a security breach of its platform resulted in the loss of $13.5 million in cryptocurrency.

No additional information has been released at this time, nor has there been any indication of compromised wallet activity.

More: MyEtherWallet Tweet
Similar: Hackers Steal $13.5 Million in Crypto From Bancor

Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.

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