30 Dec '13, 1pm

India among six countries most affected by Bitcoin malware: Trend Micro

India among six countries most affected by Bitcoin malware: Trend Micro

Bitcoin craze is turning into a fertile ground for cyber fraudsters as thousands of computers, including in India, are being infected with malware related to the virtual currency.The findings of a survey, that has pegged the count of computers infected with Bitcoin-related malware at least 12,000, comes at a time when regulators worldwide have flagged money laundering concerns about the popular virtual currency. IT security firm Trend Micro said a 'Bitcoin mining malware ' is infecting computers globally leading to increasing threat of cyber security risks for Bitcoins users. India is among the countries that have been hit the most by such malwares, it said. As per the survey, four out of the six countries that have the highest number of such infected computers are in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Japan was the most affected country within APAC, followed by Australia, In...

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