Monday, February 24, 2014

Breaking: Computer Virus Stealing Bitcoins

According to the internet security firm, Trustwave, cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies.

Trustwave said on Monday that it has found evidence that the operators of a cybercrime ring known as the Pony botnet have stolen some 85 virtual "wallets" that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. The firm said it did not know how much digital currency was contained in the wallets.

"It is the first time we saw such a widespread presence of this type of malware. It was on hundreds of thousands of machines," said Ziv Mador, security research director with Chicago-based Trustwave.

1 comment:

  1. So we have a nonexistent "virus" stealing nonexistent "money"???

    That's it, I QUIT! The world is just getting too damn weird...