Scammers have set their sights on MtGox customers who are hoping to retrieve lost funds from the defunct bitcoin exchange, reported The Register.
The publication said researchers at computer security firm Cyren have found a series of spam messages purporting to originate from Kraken, the global digital asset exchange helping with the MtGox investigation and liquidation.
The messages redirect clients to a Google Docs page claiming to have updates on the status of bitcoin recovery claims. But the document is in fact an executable file that sends a Windows Trojan, which, Cyren said, then searches for any local bitcoin wallets it can loot, reported The Register.
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