Many people today have not yet totally bought bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – literally – fearing that it’s all part of an elaborate scam.
The good news is that bitcoin is not a scam despite the bad image set upon it by unscrupulous people who are out there to steal other people’s money, online or what have you.
And the bad news is: yes, there are scammers out there who scare away people in investing in digital currency that, in the past weeks, have been the subject of negativity, especially by the so-called bears in the market as well as those who are unhappy with their financial returns.
Malware detected on GPS
Bitcoin hitting the $20,000 mark in 2017 triggered an increase in interest among online criminals in the crypto that they soon devised different methods to make easy money.
Researchers last week have disclosed that Google Play Store has just pulled out an app that runs on the Android OS after it was discovered to be clandestinely stealing bitcoin from unsuspecting users.
This is said to be the first reported case of a malware making its way into the official Android app online shop.
According to the report, the app impersonates a licensed crypto service called MetaMask, and seizes a phone’s clipboard feature when users copy-paste their virtual money address, either sending the account’s private keys back to the hacker or replacing it with an address controlled by the hacker.
Cyberattack in Florida Sees the Hackers Rewarded
Thursday June 20, 2019
It’s always a shame when malicious actors enter the cryptocurrency space. It’s even worse when we see victims being made to give in to the demands of such actors. A Cyberattack Is a Deadly Thing In what seems like a reverse ending of a Hollywood thriller, hackers that took over a computer network in Florida […]
Lukas Stefano, a security researcher at Eset, wrote in a statement:
“For security reasons, addresses of online crypto wallets are composed of long strings of characters. Instead of typing them, users tend to copy and paste the addresses using the clipboard. A type of malware, known as a ‘clipper’, takes advantage of this.”
Stefano added that the hacker intercepts the clipboard’s content and replaces it with what he wants to destabilize.
“In the case of a crypto transaction, the affected user might end up with the copied wallet address quietly switched to one belonging to the attacker”, he said.
(Jet Encila is a freelance writer, editor and journalist from the Philippines)
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Lakers should explore using Brandon Ingram at PG – Stephen A. Smith | First Take
Friday November 09, 2018
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down how the Los Angeles Lakers used improved defense and Brandon Ingram at point guard to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN Watch ESPN on YouTube
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