Warning! Don't use MEW (My Ether Wallet) until things are clear. Could be compromised. Twitter handle hacked. UPDATE: MEW has forked. MyCrypto seems legit.

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Update

According to this article in Techcrunch Taylor Monahan, who started MEW with Kosala Hemachandra in 2015 announced a new company called MyCrypto.com yesterday. It's initially a forked version of MEW.

MyEtherWallet will continue to be online until it, for whatever reason, is not online. As we do for a number of products in this space, if we at any point determine the domain to be compromised, serving malicious code, or otherwise detrimental to the community, we will do what we can to warn the community and prevent use of that codebase and website. However, we wish the best for MyEtherWallet and hope it continues to be a viable product in this space.
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OK..but, why did you take over the MEW handle on Twitter? It sounds very strange..UPDATE: The answer to that is probably because she ran the myetherwallet handle her self privately. Now she changed it. I would say there is enough confirmations online now that to conclude that MyCrypto is legit.

MyEtherWallet's Twitter handle has been hacked, and has been rebranded to "MyCrypto". The people behind is claims there is a rebranding going on. But there were no information from the MyEtherWallet handle.

 

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Whereas this handle, claiming to be the real MyEtherWallet account claims their handle was taken over without their knowledge.

This is not cool.

It is adviced against visiting any MEW or "MyCrypto"-related sites.

There is an article on Medium written by one of the people behind MEW, Taylor Monahan.

https://medium.com/mycrypto/mycrypto-launch-6a066bf41093

Meanwhile people are reporting that the MyCryptos site is a scam.

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I would be very careful right now and wait it out.

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Thank you for this update frankly many of the fraudsters are putting on the successful people

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good comment dear...

About 2 hours ago I used Myetherwallet with my Trezor, joined an ICO. The Trezor connect automatically with Myetherwallet and everything was normal.

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Yes..But remember things can seem normal. And tonight when you go to sleep your account may be drained. I'm not saying that will happen. But be very very careful in this space. Even if MEW says it's safe, and it's supposed to be safe with Ledger and Trezor, I would wait until this FUD clears completely.

It must be verified by different reliable sources that MEW is safe.

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yeah
it is MOST PROBABLY OK as it should be, but malware of any kind wants to act unnoticed, that would mean that it will remain "sleeping" until some time passes

The problem of hackers, fraudsters and scammers is on that can kill cryptos faster than regulators, something really needs to be done.

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Unfortunately they are able to spread a lot of fear yes

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Yes , the moment the masses cant trust the system, to what aim is the system?

Omg. Thank you for the info. Normally the website is hacked and we could find out from twitter. Now, the twitter is hacked. If this is true, this is the 2nd big hack on twitter since mcafee hack early this year.

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Really, why didn't they have a Steem blog!? Twitter has been proven to be compromised from within many times now.

It's pretty easy to hack a twitter account. Many levels of difficulty harder to hack MEW

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Yes. But I would not do anything until this blows over and we know the facts.

@scandinavianlife
Thats not an good news!
Thnx for early alert...
Gonna resteem this post..
Hope readers get aware early..

Useful and informative cryptocurrency post thank you dear friend @scandinavianlife for shareing

A great news thanks for sharing
Keep it up
Stay happy

good post dear your all post so informative thanks for sharing...

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Thanks for the heads up! I am MEW user myself and will have to sit this one out to see how it resolves!

thank for the awareness @scandinavianlife

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Very informative news.Thanks for share this important info.Until clear we don't use

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Free publicity for mycryto using the name of MEW!

daaayum, that was well timed warning now that many people will seek a way to withdraw from binance (which i think will happen) :O
even i did a quick research on what to do, though i don't even hold much

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My F-Secure also blocks it as "malicious website". Not a good start for them...

Thanks mate,had no idea! Went to work and didn't go online today, just waiting for binance then I go home lol

I feel like a leaf on a crypto tree and at the moment it is very vindy but not too cold, i see many leafs flying off but the crypto roots are deep and many and the ground is full of nutrients so i better get used to this weather pattern in crypto space, soon the spring is coming and my tree will be full of fruits.

The problem of hackers, fraudsters and scammers is on that can kill cryptos faster than regulators, something really needs to be done.

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Oh, Thanks for your info. :)

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