UPDATE at 3:51pm PST
Ethereum Chamber’s website no longer provides wallet services, but instead displays the Juicy J “Blue Bentley” rap video.
UPDATE at 3:28pm PST
When asked by ETHNews to respond to the allegation of stealing private keys, Ethereum Chamber replied:
Theft is illegal. We don't condone illegal activities.
UPDATE at 2:42pm PST
Taylor Monahan from MyEtherWallet told ETHNews:
"No one should trust a website with their private keys, ever. We have worked hard for almost two years to gain the trust of the community, and will continue to be an open-source and trustworthy site. However, we urge you to get a Ledger Nano S or TREZOR hardware wallet (both are now less than 0.5 ETH & compatible with http://MyEtherWallet.com ), or learn how to use MyEtherWallet in an offline environment (https://myetherwallet.groovehq.com/knowledge_base/topics/how-do-i-run-myetherwallet-dot-com-offline-slash-locally …).
This ensures your private keys are never on an internet-connected device. As the price rises, more and more lazy scammers will attempt to take your funds. Phishers, untrustworthy sites, malware, remote access software -- the list goes on and on. Please be cautious, aware, and take steps to secure your private keys."
ETHNews reached out to Ethereum Chamber for a comment and have yet to receive a response.
Original post at 2:06pm PST
MyEtherWallet has tweeted a warning to users not to use the Ethereum Chamber under allegations of stolen wallet keys.
The Ethereum Chamber paid to have press releases pushed through various news organizations advertising its Ethereum compatible wallet. However, sources tell ETHNews that after analyzing the code, they have determined the site where users can generate wallets is stealing the keys that safeguard wallets from unwanted malicious activity. Users who open wallets on the site may unwittingly be turning over their assets to scammers.
Users are warned to refrain from creating wallets on the purportedly fraudulent site.
ETHNews will continue to cover this story as it develops and provide updates.