11 Apr '13, 6pm

Hide your kids, hide your BTC: Bitcoin-stealing malware emerges

Hide your kids, hide your BTC: Bitcoin-stealing malware emerges

The MT.Gox lookalike site that delivered malware to unwitting Bitcoiners. In another example of the security mantra of "be careful what you click," at least one Bitcoin trader has been robbed in a forum "phishing" attack designed specifically to ride the hype around the digital currency. The attack attempts to use Java exploits or fake Adobe updates to install malware, and it's one of the first targeted attacks aimed at the burgeoning business of Bitcoin exchanges. The bait for the attack was a post to a Bitcoin traders' forum announcing that MT.Gox was going to start handling exchanges of Litecoins , a Bitcoin alternative. The post advertised a live chat on the topic at a link provided to mtgox-chat.info. That site, which used stolen code and style to masquerade as the legitimate MT.Gox site, then prompted victims to update their Java plugin and offered a forged Adobe upd...

Full article: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/hide-your-kids-hi...

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