The most effective way to steal cryptocurrencies and tokens is phishing, and MyEtherWallet is the leader by phishing copies.

The cybersecurity company Group IB made a rating of cryptocurrency platforms with the greatest number of phishing sites. The leader is MyEtherWallet with more than 2,200 phishing sites. EtherDelta and Bittrex are also in the top-3, with 18 and 17 phishing sites, respectively.

At the same time, experts note that the greatest activity of hackers in the cryptocurrency market was demonstrated in the period from the second quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017. According to Group-IB, about $115 million was stolen during this period using phishing sites. In general, phishing accounts for approximately 56% of all stolen ICO funds.

According to the aggregator, at the beginning of 2018 there were 2,581 phishing sites in the network, 2,214 of which were malicious copies of MyEtherWallet (MEW), one of the world's most popular Ethereum service.

Only in 2018, MEW has already experienced two serious cyberattacks. Due to growing security concerns, the project team announced the launch of a mobile application MEW Connect to improve the safety of users accounts. While its beta version is being tested, a full-scale launch is scheduled for the end of September.

The main feature of MEW Connect will be access to the wallet without the introduction of a private key, but by scanning the QR code on the site and gaining access through the transfer of p2p data. With this technology, users will receive additional protection against phishing attacks.