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Trojan targeting crypto exchanges, one of the most significant malware in Swiss

09 Nov, 2018
by Fifi Arisandi
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Trojan targeting crypto exchanges, one of the most significant malware in Swiss

The Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) just published a report on the most important cyber attacks in the first half of 2018 in Switzerland.

The Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) published their 27th semi annual report on November 8th addressing the most significant cyber attacks in Swiss during the first half of 2018.

Among the malware reported to have infected numerous computers in the country are the cryptominer malware aka the “Monerominer” and the “Gozi” Trojan.

The infamous Monerominer malware has created worldwide hysteria that compelled the company to launch a support workgroup website, as reported by Chepicap last month.

Apparently, the malware has also impacted the peaceful country severely that it is ranked 6th on the list of the most significant cyber attacks in the country.

The Gozi Trojan, on the other hand, is actually a pretty old malware discovered in 2009. Back then, it was known for targeting e-banking systems, but as time goes by and technology advances, the malware seems to catch up with the “latest trend” as it is now targeting cryptocurrency exchanges.

Another similar Trojan malware is called Dridex which has also infected numerous computers in Swiss. Previously known with the name Cridex, started from 2016, Dridex has targeted offline payment systems and cryptocurrency exchanges.

As crypto industry in the country flourishes, the Swiss government is said to have become friendlier towards crypto companies when it comes to access to banking services. However, there aren’t still any clear regulations towards transactions involving cryptocurrency in the country so far, which is probably a more relevant subject to the rise of crypto malware attack in the region, as reported by Finance Feeds

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