Cryptocurrency and ICO news 18.06.2018
Syscoin was hacked, necessary actions to avoid losses
According to the Syscoin’s development team, a hacker replaced the official Windows client with another version containing malware.
Thus, users who downloaded the Syscoin 18.104.22.168 Windows client between June 9, 2018 (10:14 PM UTC) and June 13, 2018 (10:23 PM UTC) are at risk. The malware reportedly compromises both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the client software.
The team advised users to check the installation date of their Windows Syscoin software to see if falls within the time of the hack. If the check turns out to be positive, users are advised to some precautionary steps: perform a full backup of all vital wallet information; run an anti-virus scan to identify and remove the trojan malware; change all passwords used since the time of the hack, preferably on a different computer; transfer funds from unsecured wallets to more secure ones.