Members of the Zcash community discovered a fake version of Zcash foundation’s Zecwallet. A twitter account mine Zcash tweeted that informed the community that there is a fake version of ZecWallet that likely contains malware. It also advised users to double-check the official website from where you are downloading the Zecwallet.
In the past, a bug was found in all Zcash implementations and most of its forks that could leak metadata containing the full nodes’ with shielded addresses IPs.
🚨⚠️ PSA to all Zcash users! There is a fake version of ZecWallet that likely contains malware (size and checksum is different) double check you are downloading from official @zecwallet repo on GitHub: https://t.co/EpMyH5iCdp @ElectricCoinCo @ZcashFoundation @zooko pic.twitter.com/N9HklOH6gn
— mine Zcash ᙇ🛡️ᙇ (@mineZcash) October 20, 2019
Earlier, cybersecurity firm ESET discovered a fake version of Tor Browser claiming to be the official Russian language version of the anonymous browser. The fake Tor browser stole funds from the darknet shoppers.
ESET also flagged a malware called Casbaneiro, which stole cryptocurrencies from users. This malware targeted banks and crypto services located in Brazil and Mexico, and it had allegedly stolen more than $10,000 in bitcoins before it was outed.