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A daring hacker attack with positive results, they managed to infect about 700.000 pages, all just to infect one Gate.io service and steal an unknown amount of Bitcoins.

The main hacker plan was based on the infection of a large site StatCounter, which is one of the most popular websites analyzing Internet traffic, just like Google Analytics.

Hackers have been able to modify the code on the site StatCounter, the webmaster who uses this site to add statistics to his website must add the appropriate script that automatically generates the StatCounter page, hackers have just managed to modify this piece of code and have already gone downhill. 688 thousands of pages began to load infected code.

The attack consisted in the fact that while using the website Gate.io payout address Bitcoin he was automatically changed to an address controlled by Hackers!

It is not known how long this procedure lasts, and how many people are affected. The whole matter saw the light daily thanks to the Czech company ESETthat deals with cybersecurity. The case is developing, for now it is difficult to assess the damage due to the fact that the false addresses that appeared when paying out, changed each time and the funds are scattered to a large number of addresses.

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