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CryptoShuffler Swaps Addresses in the Clipboard

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 | bitcoin updates

Even though it is unlikely that anyone will buy a pizza during the last alltime highs, it happens that you treat yourself to a lunch with Bitcoin. The destination address is quickly entered into the text field via copy and paste – but the coins never arrive at the actual recipient. Not on the radar The Trojan with the name CryptoShuffler is no novelty. According to a report by Kaspersky the burglar since 2016 drifting mischief. His target is users of cryptocurrencies. Unlike the well-known Cryptolocker, CryptoShuffle is not noticeable. Once captured, the Trojan reads the clipboard and waits for the right moment. When an address is entered, the malware detects and swaps it in no time. Whether Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Zcash or Dogecoin, the developers have adapted the software to any situation.Fast moneyThe Kaspersky Lab stated that the attackers have already stolen 23 Bitcoin with this method (currently about 145,000 euros). The other currencies should also turn in the range of 10,000 euros. Although CryptoShuffle reached its peak in 2016, its activity since mid-2017 seems to be increasing again. Since cryptocurrencies are largely pseudonymous, sometimes anonymous, they are in the sights of many hackers. In addition to stock exchanges, normal users are affected as well. We therefore recommend checking addresses twice. Due to the nature of how addresses are structured, it pays to look at the first 4 and last 4 characters of the address. In addition, we recommend a general Internet hygiene: do not call dodgy links and also avoid downloading files from unknown ones. Especially because the software only reveals itself when it changes addresses, it is extremely difficult to find.BTC-ECHOAbout Danny de BoerDanny de Boer works as a social media editor for BTC-ECHO, focusing in particular on the production of videos and video reports specialized. He studies Media and Communication Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Kamp-Lintfort. For years, Danny has been a great advocate of the revolutionary potential of cryptocurrencies, and his studies focus on IT security and cryptography. All contributions by Danny de Boer


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