Scam Emails and Clipboard Hijackers Proliferate to Pilfer Bitcoin48

Receiving Bitcoin investment related emails could cause a Windows clipboard hijacker to be installed on your computer, researchers warn. The new malware spam campaign that aims to steal bitcoins from its victims is currently underway; it’s still unknown how many devices are affected.

While scams have almost always been synonymous with the internet, few could have predicted the cryptocurrency boom would bring about such a large number of malicious attacks. Last year has seen almost $3 billion worth of crypto lost or stolen in scams and hacks, wreaking havoc among less sophisticated (and even security conscious) users.

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