Last Tuesday, Forcepoint Security Labs researchers revealed that Bitcoin wallets are now being targeted by the updated Quant malware.

The researchers have found that the trojan now downloads by default three library files which it uses to steal credentials and cryptocurrency. The Z’Stealer is used to nab credentials on Wi-Fi networks, Chrome, Outlook Express, FTP software, and Thunderbird, while MBS scans Application Data directories for Bitcoin, Terracoin, Peercoin, and Primecoin-supporting offline wallets and sends the data back to the attacker’s server.

The new Quant version has been coded with a lengthy sleep command which it uses to avoid antivirus detection.

Source: ZDNet

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