A malware that targets Bitcoin has infected 2.3 million users
The software is called “Clipboard hijacker” and will be secretly running in the background, and the bitcoin address copied from the user to the clipboard will be replaced with the attacker’s speech, and the user will unknowingly paste the wrong address and Send cryptocurrency to the attacker.
Bleeping Computer pointed out: “Unless a user double-checks the pasted address, they will have no idea that this swap took place. Attackers recognize that users are copying and pasting the addresses and have created malware to take advantage of this.”
In fact, not only Windows computers but also other devices such as Android smartphones contain various vulnerabilities, causing Bitcoin users to have problems when trading.
The researcher reminds Bitcoin users that they must carefully check their copy and paste functions. Other hardware wallets (such as TREZOR) will also force users to monitor the operation when generating a bitcoin address.