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ESET Antivirus Discovers New Type of Malware That Can Steal Your Crypto

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    ESET has discovered a virus that can replace an address copied to one’s clipboard

ESET Antivirus Discovers New Type of Malware That Can Steal Your Crypto
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Slovakia-based antivirus software maker ESET has unveiled a new type of banking trojans that can empty your crypto wallet.

According to the company’s study, the new beasts on the block are part of the Casbaneiro (Metamorfo) family. These viruses are primarily popular in Latin America where cryptocurrency adoption is on the rise.

Casbaneiro simulates mouse and keyboard actions and takes screenshots through the backdoor to steal sensitive data. 

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The most important part is that the attacker is able to hijack the victim’s clipboard data and replace it with his own. For example, when you want to send Bitcoin to somebody’s wallet, you coins will be sent to an address you never intended to paste.  

ESET experts recommend that users follow basic security rules when entering personal data to make online payments, and use reliable software to protect their devices," ESET said.

Earlier, U.Today reported about cryptojacking malware that infiltrated 500,000 computers in order to mine Monero.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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Ex-Congressman Says Fed Should Not Play With Own Cryptocurrency

  •  Denis Sinyavskiy
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    Former US Congressman Ron Paul shares his thoughts on the possible creation of Fed’s own cryptocurrency

Ex-Congressman Says Fed Should Not Play With Own Cryptocurrency
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Former US Congressman Ron Paul spoke on Fox Business and said that the Fed should not think about creating its own cryptocurrency.

Fed’s Crypto: To Be or Not To Be?

Rumors have been circulating for the past few months about the Fed possibly creating own cryptocurrency. It is expected that a digital coin would become a competitor to its counterparts on the market, and may even replace fiat money. President Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, commented on such rumors at a recent conference:

“It is inevitable. I think it is better for us to start getting our hands around it.”

However, there has not been no official follow-up by the Fed towards a crypto exchange. While proponents of this idea believe such innovation is necessary, it is expected that the exchange could stop the current delays involving US bank transfers.

What do the opponents think about the Fed's own cryptocurrency?

The idea of ​​creating the Fed's cryptocurrency has its opponents. This includes Ron Paul, who believes that the Fed is in a better position to stay away from digital coins and allow the private blockchain sector and payment platforms to resolve this discussion in real-time. What the Fed plans to do next is unclear, but the central bank may still enter the game.

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Starting with a simple interest in cryptocurrency, over the past two years, Denis has worked in a cryptocurrency fund and become an author with an analytical bias. His engineering degree helps with the analysis of the technical part of the cryptocurrency market. As a fan of cryptocurrency, Denis believes that the blockchain technology is the future.

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