Attacks Involving Bitcoin Malware Declining in 2015, States Kaspersky

Moscow, Russia-based online security firm Kaspersky Lab has published one fresh report according to which, bitcoin malware continued to be distributed during 2014, however, there has been a drop in the incidences of its assault. Normally, malicious e-mails are used to execute these assaults, which install ransomware on PCs followed with asking for bitcoin payments for removing the malware alternatively restoring access of the locked files.

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Specifically, Kaspersky’s report for the 2nd quarter i.e. Q2-2015 about Internet security breach indicates attacks involving bitcoin malware as being behind 9% of money-related malicious programs identified. Moreover, malware stealing sums from bitcoin stocks were behind 6% of the programs detected. This, in contrast to Q2-2014 report of Kaspersky, shows illegitimate bitcoin malware as being behind 14% of Internet malware whilst theft from bitcoin stocks accounted for 8%.

A few months back, several government agencies and organizations reportedly got victimized from computer hackers who demanded ransom payments in bitcoin. For e.g. Cryptowall a bitcoin ransomware caused approximately $18m in money given away. The perpetrators are creating problem in giving themselves

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