The Hackers Stole $152 Thousand from the Users of MyEtherWallet by Breaking into the DNS Server 531

The Hackers Stole $152 Thousand from the Users of MyEtherWallet by Breaking into the DNS Server

Users of an Ethereum wallet MyEtherWallet became victims of attack of hackers, who, according to general estimates, stole 216 ETH, that is about $152 thousand.

At best, criminals hacked into only one DNS server. As a result, users were redirected to a fake site in order for the hackers to gain access to their keys. Thus, in just a few seconds after logging in, the funds that were stored on wallets were transferred to the account of hackers.

Representatives of MyEtherWallet decided not to hide the incident, but, on the contrary, confirmed the event on their Twitter page:

Based on the data provided by the provider of blockchain information Etherscan, about 179 incoming transactions to the criminals’ wallets amounting to 216 ETH were recorded  during the attack.

The general director of MyEtherWallet Kosala Hemachandra noted that an attack of this magnitude on Google’s public DNS servers was performed by a fairly large team of hackers.

“It is really unfortunate, we live in a world where even the most secured websites are prone to this kind of attacks,” Hemachandra told CoinDesk. “I am sad about this and I hope MEW team will be able to educate users and convince them [to] use hardware wallets and local versions of MEW.”

Earlier the developers of MyEtherWallet denied the fact of hacking of their servers with DNS substitution.

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The Japanese bank MUFG Will Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency 160

The Japanese bank MUFG Will Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

After loud statements by Buffett and Gates concerning cryptocurrency, it seemed that at least the state institutions of countries would refuse from it, but a Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group still decided to acquire its own cryptocurrency, MUFG Coin, in 2019.

“Regarding the speculation (in) media reports, these reports are not based on any announcement by MUFG, and the details have not been decided,” the bank’s spokesman said in an emailed statement to Reuters. “However we can only say that it’s true that MUFG is conducting demonstration experiments on the ‘Coin’ within the company utilizing a blockchain technology.”

According to NHK Japan, the digital currency MUFG Coin will be tested for suitability in several regions of the country. 100,000 people who are associated with the company will be able to participate.

Representatives of the bank will provide an opportunity for users to use the cryptocurrency as a means to pay for goods and services in shops and institutions. The bank’s digital currency can be transferred to the accounts of those who participate in the project. If the idea is successful, then MUFG will be the first Japanese bank that has its own digital currency.

The MUFG coin can be used exclusively in Japan. In the world market it can be traded in pairs at non-financial currency exchanges instead of USTD (Tether cryptocurrency, tied to the dollar).

Those people who have downloaded and installed an application that automatically converts deposits into MUFG Coin will be able to take part in the test of the new currency. The cost of one coin is equal to one yen.

We remind you that the management of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced its intention to launch a  cryptocurrency exchange with the national currency, as well as a service with split Bitcoin-accounts.

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Cryptocurrency Advertising Was Banned on the Bing Search Engine 71

Cryptocurrency Advertising Was Banned on the Bing Search Engine

According to Investing, the search engine Bing, which belongs to the largest corporation Microsoft, will no longer display ads on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and products related to digital currency.

“Because cryptocurrency and related products are not regulated, we have found them to present a possible elevated risk to our users with the potential for bad actors to participate in predatory behaviors, or otherwise scam consumers.” wrote Melissa Alsoszatai-Petheo, a Bing advertiser policy manager, in the announcement. “To help protect our users from this risk, we have made the decision to disallow advertising.”

The updated policy on financial products and services will go into effect worldwide in June, and the enforcement will begin in late June or early July. Although Bing is not the most popular search engine, but the market of cryptocurrencies reacted to the news with a fall.

We remind you that earlier such global media, as Facebook, TwitterGoogle and YouTube refused to display ads of cryptocurrencies.

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