The number of digital traders and investors is rising and the crypto world is on an upward trend regarding enthusiasts who become interested in it. This also led to more hackers and all kinds of cybercriminals to target this domain.
The result was that a lot of significant crypto exchanges have already warned their users and advised them to use particular enhanced security features such as the SMS authentication and the 2-factor-authentication. More and more cryptocurrency and cybersecurity experts advise crypto enthusiasts to keep their digital assets on hardware wallets such as Trezor and Ledger Nano S. But, on the other hand, it seems that there’s more to be feared than just direct crypto theft.
There’s a new type of malicious malware on the loose that has the ability to mine cryptos secretly on users’ computers. Radware’s blog post addresses the latest discovery made by cybersecurity experts.
It seems that cybercriminals have the ability to abuse a Chrome plugin named Nigelify via a malware code and this way they’re able to steal your personal data and secretly mine crypto using your machine. The Chrome extension can easily bypass Google’s extension validation checks when malicious cybercriminals create copies of genuine extensions and insert the malware script.
The group behind this may have been active since March 2018, according to the experts’ report. It is believed that this malware was already able to infect more than 100,000 computers in more than 100 countries. Read more from oracletimes.com…
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