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Pirates hack Mac, Android, and Windows with stolen software

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TLDR:

  • Hackers are using pirated software to target Mac, Android, and Windows devices.
  • A newly discovered malware campaign is specifically designed to steal cryptocurrency from users’ wallets.

In a recent article by Fox News, it was revealed that hackers are using pirated software to hijack devices running on macOS, Android, and Windows operating systems. The malware campaign, discovered by cybersecurity company Kaspersky, targets cryptocurrency users by leveraging pirated or improperly licensed software as a vector for infection. Users who download cracked applications from unauthorized sources are at risk of having their cryptocurrency stolen by the malware.

The malware specifically targets Bitcoin and Exodus cryptocurrency wallets, replacing them with a version that allows the hackers to steal the digital currency. The malware has been found in pirated versions of various software applications across different platforms, including macOS, Android, and Windows.

To protect against these threats, users are advised to avoid downloading pirated software from unauthorized sources, refrain from clicking on suspicious links or files, keep their devices updated, consider storing cryptocurrency wallets on external hard drives, and have antivirus software installed on their devices to detect and prevent malware attacks.

Overall, the key takeaway is to be cautious when downloading software and to take proactive steps to safeguard personal information and digital assets from cyberattacks targeting cryptocurrency users.


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