09 Jan '14, 5pm

Bitcoin-stealing malware delivered via clever email campaign

Bitcoin-stealing malware delivered via clever email campaign

Users of popular Bitcoin exchanges are being actively targeted by cyber crooks looking to syphon funds out of their digital wallets. When cyber crooks are looking to infect as many Internet users with Bitcoin mining software, they usually start a wide-reaching, generic spam campaign. But when they are after specific users' Bitcoins, they use a more targeted approach. In this case, the following mass-targeted scam email is being delivered to users whose email adresses have obviously been scraped from popular Bitcoin sites or stolen in breaches: According to Logrhythm researchers, a peek in the header reveals immediately that the email does not come from a personal email address, but was sent through Amazon’s Simple Email Service (often misused by spammers). The embedded shortened URL leads to a compromised site from which the Backup.zip archive is downloaded. It contains se...

Full article: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2671

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