Protect yourself from Bitcoin stealing trojan CryptoShuffler

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8 months ago

Kaspersky Lab, the Russian cybersecurity firm issued a warning for cryptocurrency owners that their coins are not even safe in their private wallets. That's because a "new" malware called CryptoShuffler replaces wallet addresses in the clipboard, before you paste and use them.

Because CryptoShuffler manipulates wallet data on the clipboard without directly attacking wallet software, virtually every user becomes vulnerable. According to Kaspersky, the trojan is around for a year or more and makers of it stole more that 23 Bitcoins which equals to 140.000 USD as of end of October. They also stole thousands of dollars worth of Ethereum, Zcash, Dogecoin, Dash, Litecoin and Monero.

How to be in the safe side?

Protecting yourself from such trojan is simple as carefully comparing wallet data you've got and the data you've pasted. Comparing wallet data before every transaction should keep your funds safe. But for Kaspersky, you need a better protection like using an antivirus and anti-malware software which detects and removes malicious programs. They're probably right because this isn't and won't be the only attempt to steal your digital coins.

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