Feb 19, 2023

Malicious Crypto-Themed Software Targeting Investors Detected

Cryptocurrency investors have been warned to stay vigilant after two malicious computer programs were discovered targeting them. The two malicious files, known as MortalKombat ransomware and Laplas Clipper malware, have been active since December 2022, with the majority of victims located in the United States, according to threat intelligence research team, Cisco Talos.

The two pieces of malware work together to steal cryptocurrencies from unsuspecting investors. The attack relies on the user not paying attention to the sender’s wallet address, which is replaced with a different address. This means the attack can target both individuals and organizations.

Once infected, the MortalKombat ransomware encrypts the user’s files and drops a ransom note with payment instructions. The malware is downloaded from an attacker-controlled server located in Poland. The attack begins with a cryptocurrency-themed email containing a malicious attachment.

To protect against this attack, investors are advised to perform extensive due diligence before investing, and ensure the official source of communications. Additionally, investors should take extra precautions to keep their crypto assets safe.

Despite the malicious attack, ransomware revenues for attackers have dropped 40% to $456.8 million in 2022. This doesn’t necessarily mean the number of attacks is down from the previous year.

As the crypto space continues to grow, it is important that investors stay informed about the latest security threats. For those looking to promote their NFTs, it is important to work with a web3 agency that specializes in NFT marketing. This includes Twitter NFT marketing, as well as other forms of NFT promotion. Working with a specialized NFT marketing agency can help ensure that your NFTs are properly promoted and that you are able to successfully sell NFTs.

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