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This nasty Google Chrome extension is after your crypto and your passwords

November 22, 2022

Via: Techradar

A particularly nasty crypto-stealing malware has gotten a facelift to make it even more dangerous, researchers have claimed.

Cybersecurity experts from Avast have warned the ViperSoftX Windows malware, a JavaScript-based RAT that’s been around for more than two years, has been upgraded to also install a Chrome browser add-on.

Usually, ViperSoftX would monitor the clipboard contents of the infected endpoint, and if it spots the victim copying and pasting a cryptocurrency wallet address, it would replace the one from the clipboard, with the one belonging to the attackers. That way, when the victim sends their funds, they end up at the hands of the attackers.

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