ComboJack malware tries to steal your cryptocurrency by changing the data in your clipboard

A new form of malware steals Bitcoin Litecoin, Monero, and Ethereum cryptocurrency by replacing addresses of cryptocurrency transactions with the address of a different cryptocurrency wallet controlled by the attacker.

Dubbed ComboJack after how it attempts to steal multiple currencies, the cyber criminal campaign relies on victims not checking the destination wallet of the transaction before finalising it.

It sounds simple and easy to spot, but the large numbers of spam emails used to distribute the malware mean the attackers are finding success in stealing cryptocurrency from users.

The malware also targets non-cryptocurrency digital payment systems, including WebMoney and Yandex Money.

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