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Switzerland: Trojan horses are evolving to target cryptocurrency exchanges

Switzerland: Trojan horses are evolving to target cryptocurrency exchanges (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

A computer virus that mines the anonymous cryptocurrency Monero has been ranked as the sixth most significant malware to hit Switzerland in the first half of this year. Swiss researchers also discovered that cybersecurity threats once focused on breaking into online banking services have pivoted to more efficiently attack cryptocurrency exchanges. Researchers found the number of targeted cryptocurrency exchanges in its configuration files had increased this year. “In search engines, the advertisements are often displayed above the actual search results, [which] leads to confusion among users.” But perhaps the most critical cryptocurrency threat for the Swiss is the mining malware Monerominer, which MELANI ranked as the sixth most prevalent malware threat found on Switzerland’s internet in the first six months of 2018. It’s actually a malware bot capable of downloading and running more malware, stealing login and password information along the way. The Gozi malware previously mentioned was ranked as Switzerland’s ninth most critical cyberthreat.

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