It seems like Bitcoin is gaining popularity not only in the computing industry but in the threat landscape as well.
We recently reported a couple of attacks involving malware that installs a Bitcoin mining application into systems. Apart from turning systems into unwilling “miners,” such malware also disrupt usage since the mining process takes up a great deal of system resources.
In the midst of talks about security issues surrounding Bitcoin, we found some attacks that target Bitcoin users, albeit through different means.
One of our fraud analysts, Maela Angeles, recently brought to our attention the emergence of phishing sites that target users of Mt. Gox, a popular exchange for Bitcoin.