Hackers target blockchain users

Posted on: Monday, September 9, 2019 By: KorchekStaff

A piece of malware has been alerted to infiltrate a blockchain system and give the hacker the ability to remotely control the user's computer, according to Decrypt.

However, some anti-virus software has been able to stop Glupteba from spreading through a person's computer.

Now, hackers who use Glupteba are making Bitcoin transactions with a piece of hidden encoded data, TrendMicro reports. Within the encoded messages contains the address for the server. The malware then simply has to scan the blockchain, identify the transaction and decode the hidden message.