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Chinese hackers create malware to steal Bitcoins

On the heels of China’s announcement of not recognizing Bitcoin as a currency (and the subsequent near 50% drop in the currency’s value), Trusteer has discovered a Zeus P2P/Gameover variant mallware that is designed specifically to steal the passwords of bBitcoin traders. The strain actively targets BTC China.

The strain acts as a dormant entity, waiting until a victom logs in to the BTC China website. The malware takes the victim’s user namd and password and suspends the session. The user name and password are then use to access the wallet details, giving the malware complete access to the person’s funds, with the person having no resources to fight back.

‘The arrival of the Bitcoin-targeting malware variant came shortly before BTC China, China’s largest exchange, began blocking new deposits.’

via The Register

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