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12 May 2021

Researchers Spot New Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware Advertised Under a Subscription Model – Security Bitcoin News

Researchers Spot New Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware Advertised Under a Subscription Model – Security Bitcoin News


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Palo Alto Networks published a report on the malicious app Westeal, detailing the author’s ties with other types of malware that steals major streaming services accounts.

The study points out that Westeal was designed to basically steal bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETH) coming in and out of the victim’s wallet through their clipboard.

In order to “steal” cryptocurrency from a victim, Westeal uses regular expressions to look for strings matching the patterns of bitcoin and ethereum wallet identifiers being copied to the clipboard.

When it matches these, it replaces the copied wallet ID in the clipboard with one supplied by the malware.

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