Cybercrooks use drive-by malware to rob Reddit users’ cryptowallets

19 Sep
Industry, News

An as yet unnamed drive-by-download malware is targeting the cryptowallets of Reddit users.

Details of the attack are still unclear, but it appears attackers are using malicious links designed to appeal to those monitoring the changes in the Bitcoin prices. They disguise the bait as “price updates” which redirect victims to a website called “CryptoChartiq” when clicked, according to The MerkleAn unnamed drive-by-download malware is targeting the cryptowallets of Reddit users.

Some of the details on the malware come from Reddit users with one person infected posting to Reddit about how their account was hacked and then used to post malicious links which redirected users to the  malware.

Another Reddit user stated their Bittrex e-wallet was hacked and that funds from several balances were drained although they didn’t provide specifics as to which type of currency was targeted or how much was lost.

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