Cyber-criminals are continuing their “raids” on the blockchain and this time they target Nodes which are exposed and based on the Ethereum blockchain.
Geth is likely the most popular Ethereum client so far and it is used to run Ethereum nodes and enabling the Ethereum JSON interface, allowing remote access to the blockchain network and it’s functions. This basically means that via this client you can manage and see different transactions. However, while the researchers were browsing, they have seen that almost 40 thousand Ethers were credited to the following Ethereum wallet as reported by The Hacker News:
And not only this, but reports related to the same very address appeared on a lot of forums with users having their funds missing as a result of theft and the reports were coming from usrs who have left their JSON-RPC interface on computers with enabled internet connections.
Researchers have warned users that the hackers are heavily scanning the internet connection for unsecure JSON-RPC types of interfaces in order to (Read more…)