Threat Database Malware ApocalypseClipper Malware

ApocalypseClipper Malware

By GoldSparrow in Malware

ApocalypseClipper is a malware threat designed to collect cryptocurrency wallets and hijack transactions made to them. When ApocalypseClipper infects a computer, it starts monitoring all the data that the user copies to the clipboard. The malware is able to detect when the copied data contains a cryptocurrency wallet address. In that case, it replaces the original address with an address owned by the cybercriminals who operate the threatening program, thus hijacking the transferred amounts to the crooks' own cryptocurrency wallet.

Research shows that ApocalypseClipper is written in C/C++ programming language and attacks Windows 7, 8, 10 x86/x64 operating systems. It is being offered for sale on a hacking forum at a price of 549.99 Rubles currently, and it can hijack transactions in the following cryptocurrencies: BTC, NEO, DASH, ETH, LTC, YMONEY, PAYEER, DOGE, Qiwi RU & UA, WMZ, WMR and XMR.

The ApocalypseClipper Malware spreads through compromised e-mail attachments, cracked software copies or advertisements injected with corrupted scripts. ApocalypseClipper operates in the background without using many resources, while its running process is disguised as a regular system process. Therefore, it may take a while before the victims realize that they had been hacked, which leads to substantial financial losses.


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