Bitcoin.org Warns of Attacks Amid Upcoming Bitcoin Software Release
A new post on the open-source Bitcoin.org website indicates its contributors have reason to believe the online resource may be targeted by malicious actors following an upcoming software release by Bitcoin Core developers.
Bitcoin.org contributor Cobra-Bitcoin published a post today in which he indicated that certain resources the website intends to post following the Bitcoin Core development update could be the target of unspecified “state-sponsored attackers”.
At issue, the post asserts, is that Bitcoin.org generally posts binaries, or executable software versions of Bitcoin Core software releases, for developers who do not want to compile the source code issued by the open-source development team.
The offering is aimed at developers who do not want to undertake the recommended Gitian build process by which developers are given source code that allows them to construct the executable code for use.
The post reads:
This post was published at Coin Desk on August 18, 2016.