Hackers Can STEAL Your Bitcoin With Simple Trick That Hijacks Your Cryptocurrency – Urgent Warning And How To Stop It

CYBER security buffs are warning crypto fans of a scam that aims to rob unsuspecting victims of their Bitcoin.

An investigation revealed that hackers have stolen at least $24million in cryptocurrency by taking over a victim's clipboard.

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A mobile or PC's clipboard is used to copy and paste text and images between apps on the phone.

It's frequently used to copy passwords or cryptocurrency wallet addresses – a fact that cyber crooks know all too well.

The Bitcoin-pinching attack was detailed in a blog post shared by researchers at Czech cybersecurity giant Avast on Tuesday.

It involves the so-called "MyKings" botnet, which has been infecting PCs and phones since 2016.

Botnets are networks of hijacked computer devices used to carry out various scams and cyberattacks.

And it seems scammers are scouring the clipboards of many of these computers for cryptocurrency wallet addresses.

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They're the long strings of 26 to 35 numbers and characters that crypto fans plug in when sending their virtual cash to someone – or themselves.

When the cyber crooks behind the scam spot an address in a clipboard, they swap it out for a different address – this one owned by the attackers.

Many people won't notice that the address they're pasting is different from the one they copied, as it's a random string of characters.

It means that they end up inadvertently sending cryptocurrency to the attackers instead of the intended recipient.

Avast’s analysis unearthed over 1300 new wallet addresses that have been used to transfer over $24million in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin.

 

Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it

Source:The Sun

Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it

Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it

Source:The Sun

Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it

Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it

Source:The Scottish Sun

Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it

Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it

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Hackers can STEAL your Bitcoin with simple trick that hijacks your cryptocurrency – urgent warning and how to stop it