Hackers Steal BTC in 52 Countries Through Fake Tor Browser

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Kaspersky Lab experts have reported that attackers have been distributing the CryptoClipper trojan disguised as the Tor browser on third-party websites.

When it infiltrates a user’s system, the clipper registers itself on autorun as a popular application, such as uTorrent.

It then automatically replaces any cryptocurrency address found in the clipboard with one of the attacker’s wallets. CryptoClipper is capable of making substitutions in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Monero networks.

It was discovered that over 15,000 people in 52 countries had already been victims of the malicious campaign. The highest number of cases was observed in Russia, where the Tor browser has been blocked since the end of 2021.

The other countries in the top ten list of victims include the United States, Germany, Uzbekistan, Belarus, China, the Netherlands, Great Britain and France.

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