Trojans Target Cryptocurrencies
In a new program, this malware targets users who are active in the field of cryptocurrencies. A new kind of Trojan is able to remotely control computers that are active in the field of cryptocurrencies. By searching the history of people’s computer, this Trojan looks for the activities of the user in the field of cryptocurrencies and it also can access the information of people in social networks, their credit cards, and other things.
You surely remember the malware and virus known as Trojan. In a new program, this malware targets users who are active in the field of cryptocurrencies. A new kind of Trojan is able to remotely control computers that are active in the field of cryptocurrencies. By searching the history of people’s computer, this Trojan looks for the activities of the user in the field of cryptocurrencies and it also can access the information of people in social networks, their credit cards, and other things.
How Does Trojan Enter Users’ Systems?
How does this malware enter the computer systems of users? Usually, Trojan is downloaded as an attached file to emails to different users’ computers. Downloading a game or application infected with this virus can make it enter computer systems. After entering the computer, the malware can control all different executive matters such as gaining access over the person’s accounts and interfere with the passwords and data stored on the system. To be safe from such a virus, people need to download different applications and programs from reliable and safe sources. Computer network admins should be very careful about the receiving traffic, and unused ports and services.
What Are the Chinese Doing Regarding Infecting Cryptocurrency Systems?
It seems that North Korea and China have the greatest activity on a global scale with respect to hacking systems and using malware to infiltrate the systems of users that work with cryptocurrencies. The prohibitions and restrictions that exist in the field of using cryptocurrencies in these countries are also important momentums for increasing the destructive movements in the cryptocurrency market.
These Korean and Chinese malwares, in addition to gaining crypto information, seek to gain political data. Statistics show that the amount of thefts hackers have sustained on the crypto world in the first quarter of 2019, has been $356 million. Such an amount seems very hefty and considerable. The amount of income hackers have had from their illicit activities in the crypto market in 2019 has had a considerable increase compared to previous years.
How Is the Outlook of Malwares in the Crypto World?
With the growth of cryptocurrencies and infrastructures related to them, the amount of threats imposed by hackers and malwares on them increases as well. Chinese and North Korean hackers have so far been able to make a lot of money with their actions. As a result, the need for addressing the security of cryptocurrencies is very important. But due to the mechanisms of cryptocurrencies in decentralized networks, addressing their security is much harder than centralized networks and actual currencies. Therefore, their becoming regulated and observations by states and international institutes in this field can play a defining role in complicating the mischiefs that take place on the part of hackers and malwares. Large companies such as Caspersky, are working toward surveilling the security of crypto markets and perhaps we will see some tools and programs from these companies in order for users to combat malwares.