November 08, 2018 328By Adrian Barkley
"It turns out that among the different cryptocurrency exchanges live at the time of writing, only Gate.io has a valid page with this URI. Thus, this exchange seems to be the main target of this attack.”According to CoinDesk, the URL is notably used by Gate.io to transfer Bitcoin from its own account to an external Bitcoin address according to the report. The hackers’ script automatically replaces a users Bitcoin address with one that was owned by one of the hackers. As the harmful server generates a new Bitcoin address each time a visitor loads the StatConuter script, "it is hard to see how many bitcoins have been transferred to the attackers," according to the researchers. After the cryptocurrency exchange was alerted by ESET regarding the breach, Gate.io revealed that they had removed the StatCounter service from its site immediately and wanted to make it known that all the user's funds were safe. What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments!