Scammer acquires control of electrum dot com to distribute malware

A scammer has recently acquired control of the domain name Electrum dot com and is distributing fake versions of Electrum software.

The domain in question was first registered in 1996 and was in the hands of a legitimate company in an unrelated industry. In 2012 the developer of Electrum tried to buy it from them but couldn’t afford to do so because they asked for an amount equivalent to the cost a house. It’s not known whether the scammer truly bought the domain name or he simply hacked it’s legitimate owner.

Discussion about this topic is taking place here. For the record the one and only official electrum site is at

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