Trickbot malware attacks cryptocurrencies

Trickbot Trojan malware now attacks not only traditional financial sectors, but also cryptocurrencies
04 September 2017   2909

It has been reported lately that Trickbot Trojan malware penetrates the banking systems by using a malvertising campaign. Thus, it is believed that the spam campaign has been active for a few months. The malware attack targets to steal the login details, personal information and authentication codes.

However, now the time has come to the blockchain platform which is closely related to financial institutions.

As Forcepoint reports, they found out that a Trickbot campaign now targets cryptocurrencies and reported to have targeted PayPal

It is significant that the malware also targets Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange which solely involves cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other digital assets that are now under the threat of being stolen. 

A functional that allows to display a fake login form in the browser when you visit Coinbase.com was found in the Trojan configuration. With the help of Trickbot scammers can steal money from the compromised accounts. According to the reports, this version of Trickbot was discovered last week in a small spam campaign. The Troyan disguised under the documents of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and was supposedly focused primarily on Canadian users.

Trickbot is a new malware that appeared in the fall of 2016. Some experts speculate that Trickbot and the bank's Trojan Dyre have one developer.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   114

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."