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Internet has a virus, stealing cryptocurrency

01/02/2017 00:00
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Cyren IT company has issues press-release causing panics among a lot of Internet users saying that they have detected spam company stealing cryptocurrency banking clients.

These scammers work in the following way. They send fake letters to Bitcoin clients’ users presenting themselves the employees of important banking institutions such as DBS Bank and Emirates NBD banks. The letters say about some network payments and attachments contain malware stealing cryptocurrencies internet investments from recipients’ wallets.

Cyren experts defined that they send letters from USA and Singapore via bots. Hackers also specify bank SWIFT codes for transactions conducting.

Malware is in form of PDF file installing keylogger registering each action and stealing confidential information. The same virus also steals cryptocurrency from users’ wallets.

The list of stolen currencies is rather huge: Bitcoin, Anoncoin, Craftcoin, Devcoin, BBQcoin, Bytecoin, Digitalcoin, Feathercoin, Fastcoin, Florincoin, I0coin, Freicoin, Infinitecoin, Junkcoin, Ixcoin, Luckycoin, Litecoin, Megacoin, Namecoin, Mincoin, Primecoin, Phoenixcoin, Quarkcoin, Terracoin, Tagcoin, Worldcoin, Zetacoin and Yacoin.

Earlier Internet has been struck by multifunctional malware called Protheus containing the virus capable to mine various cryptocurrencies and turn infected computer into proxy server and register all clicks users do.

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