New Glupteba Malware Striking Bitcoin Network

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A deadly strain of malware is hitting the bitcoin blockchain. Known as Glupteba malware, it uses the bitcoin network to resist potential attacks, according to cybersecurity researchers. Glupteba Isn’t Going Anywhere Glupteba is dangerous in the sense that it uses the blockchain to update itself. This means that regardless of how the blockchain changes or grows in the future, the malware changes with it, so it can continue to run even if it’s blocked by a device’s antivirus software. First discovered in late 2018, the malware spreads to mobile or computer devices through script advertising. It can steal website cookies, browsing history, passwords and account names, along with other personal information that is often shared between websites and internet sources. However, researchers also say it is being used to mine the Monero currency, which makes it a form of crypto jacking software. Crypto jacking has become a highly popular method…

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