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Microsoft warns owners of digital currencies to alert them to new malware

September 7, 2020

In one Tweet, Microsoft Security Intelligence (MSI) warned on August 27th Owners of cryptocurrencies who are also Windows users and whose assets in cryptocurrency wallets could be at risk from new malware.

The new malware, called Anubis, Lokis appears to be using split code. Steal encrypted wallet credentials, credit card details and other valuable information from these Windows users.

According to MSI, the malware was first discovered in the cyber underground in June. It shares the same name as another powerful banking Trojan that has been attacking Android smartphones for months..

Microsoft warns owners of digital currencies to alert them to new malwareMicrosoft warns owners of digital currencies to alert them to new malware

Source: MSI Tweet

source: MSI tweet

MSI underlined that the malware appeared to be controllable and stated that it was only deployed in “seemingly limited and initial campaigns” So far they have only used a few known download urls and C2 servers“.

Certain websites trick people into downloading Anubis and then malware steals information and sends it to the command and control server via an HTTP POST command.

MSI says it will continue to monitor the threat. Cybersecurity experts suggested that downloading should be avoided by not clicking on suspicious-looking emails. because Loki’s original code used social engineering techniques to attack its victims and email attachments that, if clicked, would install the malware.

As Cointelegraph previously reported, other new malware posed a triple threat to crypto users.

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