Unknown Sources Target Crypto Investors with Malicious Computer Programs

Malwarebytes is a software that removes malicious software. It discovered two new types of malicious programs that target bitcoin investors via desktop settings. These malware can be classified as spyware or adware. Malwarebytes was able detect these malicious programs that are being distributed from unknown sources.

According to Cisco Talos’ threat intelligence research team, the malicious files in question (the MortalKombat ransomware, and the Laplas Clipper Malware threats) have been actively scouring the Internet looking for investors to steal their cryptocurrency holdings. These threats are the MortalKombat ransomware, and the Laplas Clipper malicious malware threats. As you can see, most of the people whose lives were affected by this campaign are in the United States of America. The campaign also affected a smaller number of people in the United Kingdom and Turkey.

The malicious programs are designed to steal information from the user’s Clipboard. It is often a string containing numbers and letters that the user has copied onto their clipboard. The malicious program could steal this information. After this point, the virus will scan your clipboard and replace any wallet addresses you have copied with a completely new one.

Failure to pay attention to the sender’s wallet address is a key factor in the success of this attack. This allows the bitcoin to be sent unidentified to an adversary. This allows the attacker to conceal their identity. An attack can be directed against many targets, from individuals to large organizations.

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