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Detail Analysis

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Date:

Status:

Count:

Contributor:

April 24, 2018

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Verified

2

zerofriction.io

Loss Amount:

150,000

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Recovered Amount:

-

Currency:

Dollars, ETH

KYC By:

Audit By:

None

None

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Website:

No data

Twitter:

No data

Discord:

No data

Telegram:

No data

Medium:

No data

Github:

No data

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Business

DNS/BGP

Extended Method:

BGP hijack

Data Sources:

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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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