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Quant Trojan upgrade targets Bitcoin, cryptocurrency wallets

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Researchers have noticed that the Quant Trojan has been given a significant update designed to target cryptocurrency wallets and the Bitcoin they hold.

It isn't that surprising that cyberattackers have taken note of the recent surge in value when it comes to Bitcoin. While other virtual currencies including Ethereum are increasing gradually in value, Bitcoin has exploded, reaching $12,600 at the time of writing.

There is the risk of a crash, according to some analysts, but this is no deterrent to criminals looking to cash in on other people's funds.

On Tuesday, researchers from Forcepoint Security Labs revealed an update to the existing Quant malware.

The team has been keeping tabs on the Trojan, describing the malware last year as a distributor of the Locky Zepto ransomware and Pony malware families.

Available for purchase on Russian underground forums, Quant was advertised by a user called "MrRaiX," or "DamRaiX," and was a simple loader capable of geographical...(continued)

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