28 Aug '14, 6pm

Bitcoin Malware Used to Exploit the Russia-Ukraine Crisis - #Ukraine #Russia #Bitcoin

Bitcoin Malware Used to Exploit the Russia-Ukraine Crisis - #Ukraine #Russia #Bitcoin

A group of hackers tried to leverage the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia by distributing malware aimed at Bitcoin wallets. Bitdefender Labs , a cyber-security company with a keen interest in the digital currency market, issued a report where it highlighted how the alleged hackers masked one type of malware as another. Kelihos Apparently, the perpetrators dispensed software programs that they claimed capable of unsettling the digital activities of the Western governments combating against the Russian territory. In fact, the program secretly installed Kelihos , a malware package which was first identified 5 years ago. Kelihos can steal the content of a Bitcoin user’s wallet, and it features numerous other negative effects, too. The group’s most recent attack was aimed at Ukrainian Internet users, and it looks like 40% of those users were already impacted. Doina C...

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