BleepingComputer.com, website technical support, warned of the danger of the spread of new malicious phishing, tracking to intercept of 2.3 million cryptocurrency addresses.
The attackers have used the fact that when you send cryptocurrency users simply copy the wallet address and paste it into the appropriate field — remember long string of characters is quite difficult.
“This type of malicious software called CryptoCurrency Clipboard Hijackers, working, making monitoring Windows clipboard for cryptocurrency addresses. And if it finds them, it replaces on its own”, — wrote the head and founder BleepingComputer.com Lawrence Abrams (Lawrence Abrahams).
Malware is not something new, the newspaper notes. But most of them tracked 400-600 thousand cryptocurrency addresses. In the list of the virus they contain from 2.3 million
Malware was found on the website in the package All-Radio 4.27 Portable — a program for listening to radio and viewing of TV channels. When you install the file d3dx11_31.dll loaded in a folder C:Users[username]AppData LocalTemp and is started when the user logs into the system. The command to startup masked under the name of DirectX 11.
“Therefore, it is important to always have an updated anti-virus solution designed to protect you from these types of threats. It is also very important that all users of cryptocurrency, double-checked all IP addresses to which they send coins” — gave its recommendations to the Lawrence Abrams.
We will remind, earlier the Carbon Black employed in the field of cyber security, has calculated that since the beginning of 2018, the attackers stole more than $1.1 billion in cryptocurrency.