OpenLedger DEX Compromised by Phishing Attack; Account Activities Suspended

USers have been advised against using and to access their funds.

Decentralized exchange OpenLedger’s access portals ( and have reportedly been compromised by a phishing attack. In a blog post by the OpenLedger team posted on June 2, users are warned that “it’s not secure to use OpenLedger domain even if it’s URL is highlighted as trusted at that moment,” and are instead advised to “please use only bitshares domain”

A Medium post describing what happened declared that “our GoDaddy’s account was hacked and and domains are now controlled by malicious individuals. Attempting to obtain login credentials of OpenLedger DEX users, they used these domains to set up a phishing site with an interface extremely similar to the exchange’s original one.”

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Resolution Will Take “Some Time”

The post went on to explain that together, OpenLedger’s attorneys and GoDaddy’s representatives are working on finding a solution. However, “due to GoDaddy’s complex legal rules, the resolution of the issue may require some time.” The meaning of “some time” was not specified. However, until the matter is resolved, “trading, withdrawals, deposits, and transfers of all the OPEN. assets will be suspended.”

While users have been advised to use the and domains to access OpenLedger. Even though BitShares has not been directly affected by the phishing attack, users have been told to avoid making deposits or withdrawals.

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Users who fear that their accounts have been compromised are advised to submit a support ticket at and to change their BitShares key on

The exchange originally suspended all deposits and withdrawals on June 2nd after learning of a problem:

Phishing attacks remain a complex and dangerous issue within the crypto space. Earlier this year, MyEtherWallet was the victim of a phishing attack that resulted in the theft of 515 ETH.

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