EtherDelta is one of the best-known exchanges for cryptocurrencies because of the fact that it has so many different coins available, and you can trade completely anonymously. With millions of dollars’ worth of assets being traded on the platform each day, it is one of the most popular options as well. Unfortunately, it looks like it has been hacked.
According to early reports, EtherDelta’s DNS servers were hacked, which allowed the hackers to direct all traffic to a fake site, which would gather public and private keys from users. As soon as the keys were given, all their assets would be transferred to the hacker’s address.
As of this writing, they have stolen at least $165,000 in crypto-assets.
EtherDelta confirmed the attack on Twitter, where they said, “Dear users, we have reason to believe that there had been malicious attacks that temporarily gained access to @etherdelta EtherDelta.com DNS server. We are investigating the issue right now – in the meantime please DONOT use the current site.”
As always, we here at Decryptofied recommend you do not keep any assets on an exchange unless you are actively trading. Move all assets to a hardware wallet, or a paper wallet, as soon as possible to avoid these types of risks.