Users of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) are suffering from another cybersecurity issue. The Bitcoin Gold team has earlier reported that someone was able to access their Github repository for the project and replaced the compiled Windows installer file with a “suspicious” file.
According to a critical warning sent by BTG:
Anyone who downloaded the Windows Wallet file between November 21, 2017, 09:39 UTC, and November 25, 2017, 22:30 UTC, should not use the file in any way.
The team also said that If the suspicious file was used, the machine on which it was used should be addressed with extreme attention; users should delete the file and the computer should be thoroughly scanned for malware and viruses.
Developers said that the fake wallet application did not trigger any malware detections with antivirus software and they were not able to identify any malicious behaviour. But, they labelled the file as “suspicious”.
“Until we know otherwise, all users should presume this file was created with malicious intent – to steal cryptocurrencies and/or user information.“
Below are the current right SHA-256 checksums for Bitcoin Gold Windows and Linux wallet applications. Only windows version was affected.
Windows file SHA-256:
Linux file SHA-256: