The official Ethereum Classic github has been taken over by some unknown person. This has been confirmed by Anthony, director of ETC Cooperative.
Here is what happened – someone took admin control of Ethereum Classic community with Classic Geth and has removed all other administrators.
This, as you can understand, is an important security issue, but so far the intruder has not done any damage to any repositories.
Igor Artamonov, Founder and CTO of ETC Dev recommends users to not download Classic Geth until this issue is resolved.
Interestingly, Anthony does mention that Igor did give admin control to krykoder, another Github user, so it could be Krykoder who has deleted all other admins.
He adds that ETC Cooperative team is trying to establish the identity of this Github user without alerting krykoder. This is his tweet.
Ethereum Classic blockchain is not affected by this since blockchain does not runs on the github (duh). It is the github that has been attacked. We are mentioning this since there are rumors brewing that ETC has been attacked.
The team has reassured that they have backups of all repositories.
Update – Anthony has tweeted that ownership of previous people has been restored and no damage was done. The new owners has given back admin rights to ex-admins.
November 30, 2018
| Ethereum News