The Official Litecoin.com Website Has Been Compromised

9 May
2016

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It seems that the official Litecoin.com website has been hacked and was serving virus-infected downloads, so if you have downloaded something from there in the last few weeks you might want to take some action in order to avoid loss of coins. Do note that the other official website where most people download their LTC wallet software Litecoin.org has not been affected and there should be no problems if you have downloaded anything from it in the last few weeks. Below is the official announcement about the issue with the .COM website.

Litecoin.com was compromised: between 31st of March and 18th of April, and has been compromised until today. The site was serving virus-infected downloads for Windows and OSX using a Javascript injection. The attack happened due to a configuration error with the database, allowing someone to enter malicious JS into the template.

ANYONE WHO HAS DOWNLOADED FROM LITECOIN.COM IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS (not litecoin.org) SHOULD MOVE THEIR COINS TO SOMEWHERE SAFE, AND WIPE THEIR COMPUTERS ASAP – most anti-virus don’t detect it!

Please remember ​to change ALL PASSWORDS​ ASAP, as the attacker may have stolen them from you.

It seems that the issue with the Litecoin.com website has been resolved and the site is already back online.



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2 Responses to The Official Litecoin.com Website Has Been Compromised

thorthehammer

May 10th, 2016 at 16:58

Jeez, put a fork in it, LTC is done. They can’t keep a forum up, they can’t keep a website up and nobody cares about their “product” anymore.

Bear Wolan

October 16th, 2017 at 23:38

As of today 10/16/2017 I downloaded the Litecoin core for WINDOWS from both, http://www.litecoin.com and http://www.litecoin.org sites.

The 32-bit versions on both sites were reported as compromsed by Panda AV, HitmanPro and Malwarebytes, regardless of the CRC signatures.

The 64-bit version did not trigger any alerts.

Would like to see if anyone can confirm this and maybe I will just avoid Litecoin right now or should I attempt downloading from GitHub instead for clean source data.

One the .org and .com are both sites OFFICIAL or is one of the sites actually FAKE?

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