Beware! Youtube is advertising a malware version of Electrum

Beware! Youtube is advertising a malware version of Electrum

Malicious video ad

Malicious URL the Ad brings you to

The malicious advertisement is disguised to look like a real Electrum advertisement (other than a guy with a distorted Russian accent explaining what to do). It even tells you to go to the correct link (electrum.org) in the video but when you click on the advertisement it immediately starts downloading the malicious EXE file. As you can see in the image the URL it sent me to is elecktrum.org, not electrum.org.

I couldn't find a place to report the issue to Google so I guess we'll just have to wait until they deal with it on their own.

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1775 nodes out of 9616 (18.5%) are currently on version 0.16.3. Upgrade ASAP to avoid possible chainsplit!

Source: https://coin.dance/nodes#nodeVersions

Especially nodes running versions between 0.15 and 16.2 need to upgrade as soon as possible. A bug could be exploited to create an invalid block that gets nonetheless validated by these older versions. This makes a chainsplit a theoretical possibility.

A full resync with the latest software (0.16.3) showed that the bug has not yet been exploited. It probably won't happen as it isn't in the interest of the ecosystem, nor is it easy to excecute. But that's no excuse. Upgrade asap!

More info in the sticky: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/9hkoo6/new_info_escalates_importance_upgrading_to_0163/

and here: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2018/09/20/notice/

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