Bitcoin.org warns of expected attacks

posted almost 6 years ago
In a recent blog post Bitcoin.org team warns about an upcoming state sponsored attack.

Bitcoin.org has reason to suspect that the binaries for the upcoming Bitcoin Core release will likely be targeted by state sponsored attackers. As a website, Bitcoin.org does not have the necessary technical resources to guarantee that they can defend themselves from attackers of this calibre.

Developers ask the Bitcoin community, and in particular the Chinese Bitcoin community to be extra vigilant when downloading binaries from their website.

In such a situation, not being careful before you download binaries could cause you to lose all your coins. This malicious software might also cause your computer to participate in attacks against the Bitcoin network.

Developers believe Chinese services such as pools and exchanges are most at risk here due to the origin of the attackers.
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