Now Bitcoin Malwares Target Personal Computers

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 06:37 Hrs
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New Delhi: Bitcoin craze is turning into a fertile ground for cyber fraudsters as thousands of computers, including in India, are being infected with malwares related to the virtual currency. The findings of a survey, that has pegged the count of computers infected with bitcoin related malware at least 12,000, comes at a time when regulators worldwide have flagged money laundering concerns about this popular virtual currency.

IT security firm Trend Micro, a 'bitcoin mining malware' is infecting computers globally leading to increasing threat of cyber security risks for bitcoins users India is among the countries that have been hit the most by such malwares, it said.

As per the survey, four out of the six countries that have the highest number of such infected computers are in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Japan was the most affected country with APAC, followed by Australia, India and Taiwan.

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