Fortinet warns of Black Friday scams that steal crypto

Fortinet warns of Black Friday scams that steal crypto

Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs has discovered a new scam using the lure of an Amazon gift card generator to steal cryptocurrency from people. Researchers with FortiGuard Labs claimed to have found a file titled “Amazon Gift Tool.exe” that was advertised in a publicly available file storage system as a free Amazon gift card generator. When people download a file and open it, malicious winlogin.exe is discarded and removed.

According to FortiGuard Labs, a malware program looks at the user’s clipboard to search for a 54-character text – the length of a crypto wallet address – and other indications that the text is related to cryptocurrency. If the text corresponds to three different terms, the malware program replaces the Bitcoin Cash attacker’s wallet address instead of the clipboard details.

The malware is also searching for Ethereum, Binancecoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Ripple related addresses.

Source: Zdnet

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