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CoinThief may be older than thought

Posted on February 14th, 2014 at 8:43 PM EST

Monday saw the announcement of a new set of Bitcoin-stealing trojans, which have been named CoinThief. These applications – named BitVanity, StealthBit, Bitcoin Ticker and LItecoin Ticker – were distributed through a variety of sites starting in December of last year. However, another variant of this malware has been uploaded to VirusTotal that may have been in distribution since late April or early May of 2013. Worse, although the other variants are now blocked by XProtect, this new variant is not!
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New CoinThief malware discovered

Posted on February 10th, 2014 at 10:32 AM EST

A new Mac trojan, named OSX/CoinThief.A by SecureMac, has been discovered. This malware is designed to steal Bitcoins from infected machines, and is disguised as an app intended to be used for sending and receiving Bitcoin payments. Although the average user is not likely to be affected by this, it has cost at least one user around $12,000 in lost Bitcoins, according to SecureMac.
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New DevilRobber trojan

Posted on October 28th, 2011 at 9:02 PM EDT

Intego has announced discovery of yet another Mac trojan, which they call DevilRobber.  DevilRobber seems to be primarily oriented towards the task of bitcoin mining, and at this time is exclusively distributed in modified applications distributed illegally over torrents.  But what does all that mean to the average user?
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