This malware can steal your password and drain your crypto wallet! 870
Bitcoin News
Varun
Apr 22, 2018 at 9:50 AM

A new malware has been developed by hackers which has the ability to take screenshots, steal your password, download the related files and steal the cryptocurrencies in your crypto wallet!

A DLL file (Dynamic Link Library) named ‘SquirtDanger’ has been developed by hackers, which can do what every crypto hacker wants. It is written in C sharp and has multiple layers of embedded code. It is so smartly developed that it performs continuously on an infected PC and transfers as much information as possible to the attacker.

But, has it infected any crypto users already? It very well has, and its effect is pretty serious. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have identified this malware, and have said that it has infected several individuals and organisations. Some of them include a Turkish university, an African telecommunications company and a Singaporean internet service provider. As of now, a total of 1,277 SquirtDanger samples have been

Josh Grunzweig, senior malware researcher in the Unit 42 team at Palo Alto Networks told ZDNet, says, “Being infected with any type of malware represents significant danger to an individual or victim, however, because of the large list of capabilities this malware family includes, it would certainly be very bad for the victim. It represents the work of an individual who has developed malware for quite some time, and is familiar with both malware development, as well as the current trends in the criminal underground.”

The malware can be introduced by the attacker into the victim’s PC by several means. However, the most commonly used means by the attacker is through the download of the trojanised software download. About 112 C2 servers have been uncovered, which have reportedly been dispersed across Russia, Netherlands, New Guinea and France. Researchers say that the malware is being sent from these C2 servers.

With cryptocurrencies increasing in popularity and value during the past year or so, we can expect more such malware to pop up in the near future. It calls for more security to be provided to online crypto wallets.

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