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Zeus P2P/Gameover Trojan Targets China's Biggest Bitcoin Platform

Now attackers are interest in Bitcoin has continued to grow alongside the mainstream media’s heavy coverage of the currency and its high rate of adoption by both consumers and businesses. 


Hackers use Bitcoins to anonymize their transactions while simultaneously also targeting the currency for financial gain.  Zeus P2P/Gameover trojan has been identified that will allow an attacker to take over the account of anyone using China's biggest Bitcoin platform, BTC China.
Trusteer’s security team has recently analyzed a Zeus P2P/Gameover variant that actively targets BTC China, as can be seen in the extracted code snippet below:



This Gameover variant waits until an infected user attempts to log into the BTC China website. When this occurs, the malware steals the victim’s username and password and suspends the session temporarily.

The malware will use simple social engineering techniques, combined with HTML injection, and present the victim with a request for the OTP under the false pretense of a security measure. 

Bitcoin accounts are a lucrative target not only for stealing Bitcoins They  can also be used for laundering money from accounts that have been taken over, as recently demonstrated by a Dutch gang






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