06 Jun '13, 3pm

Fake Mt. Gox sites the next attack on bitcoin users : via @SiliconANGLE #bitcoin #mtgox

Fake Mt. Gox sites the next attack on bitcoin users : via @SiliconANGLE #bitcoin #mtgox

Mt.Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange market, once again seems to be the prime target of cybercriminals who’re ever eager to look for ways to exploit the cryptocurrency. According to a new report from Symantec , while Trojans that steal BTCs and install BTC miners onto people’s PCs continue to proliferate, some cybercriminals have reverted to the age-old phishing method to scam BTC enthusiasts out of their money. The scam works by taking advantage of Mt. Gox’s huge popularity – criminals are said to have set up a number of fake Mt. Gox sites that use the same second-level domain (mtgox), but a different top-level domain name, such as .org, .net, .de, or .co.uk, while the real site uses .com. The scam site will try and trick visitors into downloading and installing the MTGOX_Wallet.exe file, which Symantec has identified as Downloader.Ponik – a Trojan that downloads more mal...

Full article: http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/06/06/symantec-warns-bi...

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Fake Mt. Gox pages aim to infect Bitcoin users

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