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ID:

myetherwallet-777

Date:

Status:

Incident Count:

April 24, 2018

Verified

2

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REKT

Contributor:

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zerofriction.io

KYC By:

KYC:

None

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Audit By:

Audits:

None

Loss Amount:

150,000

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Recovered:

-

Rewards:

Currency:

USD, ETH

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Data Sources:

Business

DNS/BGP

Extended Method:

BGP hijack

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Days in Operation:

0

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This is exactly what unfolded on the morning of April 24th, around 5:00 am PST. The ultimate target, in this case, is believed to be a popular crypto wallet app—MyEtherWallet—as reported by security researcher Kevin Beaumont. The collateral damage victims of this attack were customers of Amazon’s Route 53 DNS Service like Instagram (as seen in Figure 1 below) and CNN. Amazon Route 53 was able to detect and resolve this issue within a couple hours and restore their DNS Service well before any major cascading impacts occurred. However, some users of MyEtherWallet were not so lucky. Reports indicate that over $150,000 in Ethereum was stolen as part of this attack.

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