13 Dec 2013

Bitcoin market price app, ‘Bitcoin Alarm,’ is carefully cloaked malware

Author: chanelrev8 | Filed under: News

If you get a spam message advertising an application called “Bitcoin Alarm,” the name may tell you all you need to know. The desktop Windows application sends price alerts by SMS to a mobile phone. But closer examination of its code turned up several suspicious traits that indicate it may try to steal the virtual currency, wrote Kenny MacDermid , a research analyst with security company Arbor Networks.

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Bitcoin market price app, ‘Bitcoin Alarm,’ is carefully cloaked malware

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