Good thing they aren’t relying on Ethereum. “Yesterday, a hacker pulled off the second biggest heist in the history of digital currencies. Around 12:00 PST, an unknown attacker exploited a critical flaw in the Parity multi-signature wallet on the Ethereum network, draining three massive wallets of over $31,000,000 worth of Ether in a matter of minutes. Given a couple more hours, the hacker could’ve made off with over $180,000,000 from vulnerable wallets.” Happily, someone stopped him.
It’s important to note:
1. The newer multisig versions of the Parity multisig wallet has a vulnerability. This is ONLY FOR MULTISIG WALLETS. Specifically created in Parity Wallet > 1.5, and released January 19, 2017
2. If you do have funds in the multisig contract: carefully move your funds to a new account ASAP. If your funds are no longer in your multisig, please check the Black hat and White hat addresses. They might have been saved by the White hat group.
3. The vulnerability is in Parity’s “enhanced” multi-sig contract.
4. DO NOT fall for phishing attacks that opportunists will undoubtedly use to steal funds from crypto holders. Remember, do not click on links you don’t trust, and if your funds are in single user wallets, they are not at risk from the above-mentioned Parity multisig wallet exploit.