The official web site of the cryptocurrency Monero was the victim of an elaborate computer attack. This allowed hackers to steal money still unknown to Monero’s portfolio holders.
The official website of the Monero cryptocurrency has been the victim of a computer attack and compromised to provide a file infected by malicious software that steals funds from account owners. The intrusion took place on Monday. A user spotted the compromised file and reported the problem on GitHub, with Monero’s team confirming hacking in a tweet earlier in the day. The hacking was discovered after the user downloaded a binary on his Linux distribution to work with the Monero cryptocurrency from the Linux command-line interface.
After downloading the executable from the official website, the user noticed that the SHA256 hash of the downloaded file did not correspond to the SHA256 hash indicated on the official website, which means that the file had been modified.
“It is strongly recommended to all those who downloaded the CLI wallet from this website between Monday, June 18 at 2:30 UTC and 16:30 UTC, to check the hashes of their binaries.If they do not match the official files, delete the files and download them again Do not run the compromised binaries for any reason, “the Monero team warned in a blog post earlier in the day.