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Hackers are hijacking copy and paste to steal millions of dollars in cryptocurrency

October 13, 2021

Via: TechRadar

A new investigation into a well-known malware reveals that its creators have managed to steal at least $24 million in cryptocurrency by taking over a victim’s clipboard.

Cybersecurity researchers at Avast pin the activity to the clipboard stealer module of the MyKings botnet, building on top of the work done by researchers at SophosLabs.

Avast’s analysis unearthed over 1300 new wallet addresses that have been used to transfer over $24 million in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin alone.

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