‘Bitcoin Gold has issued a critical security alert after it is thought that cyber criminals have infiltrated the Windows Wallet. Bitcoin Gold has issued a statement that they have found a suspicious file of unknown origin on a link on their download page and on their Github release page file downloads. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:
“Criminals will follow the money, and as crypto currencies gain popularity and value, we will likely see more attacks against them.
Credit to Bitcoin Gold for detecting the malicious file within 36 hours – compared to many recent breaches, that is comparatively fast. Highlighting how damage from an incident can be stemmed with rapid threat detection.
The advice given seems reasonable given the lack of information presently available surrounding the malicious file, its features, and intent.”