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March 07, 2017, 02:37:52 PM
Last edit: April 27, 2018, 07:30:55 PM by HI-TEC99
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Today I clicked the link marked "tutorial: How to create a plugin" on the electrum docs website, and it redirected me to a phishing site. The link's marked with a red arrow on the screenshot below.





This is a virustotal scan of the first site I was redirected to.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/d493df45c5989d0a0822458327abcc637b6a5e72d2f00ff26c34b4a8b2aa9147/analysis/1488897009/

I was very quickly redirected to another site afterwards. This is a screenshot of the second site.





This is a virustotal scan of it that says it's a phishing site.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/0fc2c2c8bdcba360946c08c47ce3c7fa7ea7222b10e8b273197d192ad02c9fa2/analysis/1488897538/

After testing the "tutorial: How to create a plugin" link again I was redirected to a different site that virustotal said was clean. However it was trying to sell me some dodgy investment scheme.

DON'T CLICK THAT LINK ON THE DOCS WEBSITE.
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March 07, 2017, 02:52:49 PM
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The original link was this:

Code:
http://talkera.org/crypto/tutorial-creating-an-electrum-bitcoin-wallet-plugin/

and according to whois database, the domain name got updated on 2016-04-22T10:34:15Z so I'm assuming it's under the control of somebody else, It's really nothing targeted but instead of popping-up ads and we all know what those ads usually contains.
Open an issue on the Electrum docs repo and ThomasV should take care of it : https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum-docs

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