Posing as anti-Western attack software, Kelihos trojan infects your computer, steals bitcoins

As reports of the Heartbleed bug still remaining a threat emerge, the pace of malware propagation affecting the Bitcoin world doesn’t

As reports of the Heartbleed bug still remaining a threat emerge, the pace of malware propagation affecting the Bitcoin world doesn’t seemed to have slowed down.

Coindesk reports that Bitdefender Labs has analyzed a trojan called Kelihos that first poses as a program to help you attack Western governments, but instead attacks your computer.

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“We, a group of hackers from the Russian Federation, are worried about the unreasonable sanctions that Western states imposed against our country…”We have coded our answer and bellow you will find the link to our program. Run the application on your computer, and it will secretly begin to attack government agencies of the states that have adopted those sanctions.”

A cunning a ploy, the unsuspecting user proceeds, whereupon files are unknowingly downloaded that monitor and pass on sensitive personal information. As a result, any of the following damage can be caused: theft of bitcoins, spam e-mails, stealing of login credentials and the download of other malicious files.

It was found that 40% of infected servers are in the Ukraine.

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