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new malicious forks: electrum-wallet/electrum and electrum-project/electrum #4953
There is a new malware being distributed that disguises itself as the "real" Electrum.
EDIT: GitHub promptly took down that repository. Thanks for that!
I am no longer sure it was GitHub that took down the repo, as a few minutes later I had also noticed that the website where the binaries were hosted was also down. Either GitHub took down the repo, the attacker noticed and took down the website; or the attacker was following the conversation on IRC and took down both himself.
referenced this issue
Dec 26, 2018
So if I understand the comments above, I tried to send a transaction and got a message that I could not send btc until upgrading to electrum 3.4.1, I was directed to a url at github and did the download for the upgrade and immediately lost all of my bitcoin and my wallet has been synchronizing for hours. I can see the bitcoin that was transferred into an unknown wallet. Have I just lost all of my bitcoin