24 Feb '14, 7pm

'Pony' botnet steals bitcoins, digital currencies: Trustwave - Reuters

'Pony' botnet steals bitcoins, digital currencies: Trustwave - Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Trustwave said on Monday that it has found evidence that the operators of a cybercrime ring known as the Pony botnet have stolen some 85 virtual "wallets" that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. The firm said it did not know how much digital currency was contained in the wallets. "It is the first time we saw such a widespread presence of this type of malware. It was on hundreds of thousands of machines," said Ziv Mador, security research director with Chicago-based Trustwave. Trustwave said it believes the crime ring is still operating, though it does not know who is running the group. Th...

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/us-bitcoin-secu...

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