The evolution of malware targeting Electrum users

Malware authors only put in the minimum effort needed to steal from users. In the past it was pretty easy for them to put up a fake electrum site and then advertise it on google adwords. The ad would show up above search results and newbie users would click on it, download the malware versions and receive bitcoin to wallets created with it only to find the coins stolen shortly afterwards.

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Electrum 3.1.0 Released

A new major release of Electrum has been made. Electrum 3.1.0 brings new mempool fee estimation, the ability to save transactions in the wallet fileĀ  and capital gains information in the wallet history. More information about this release can be found on github