Threat Database Malware Laplas Clipper

Laplas Clipper

The Laplas Clipper is a malware threat being offered for sale on hacker forums to any interested cybercriminal. At its core, the threat is designed to operate as a typical clipper tool. It will monitor the clipboard space on the infected systems for potential crypto-wallet addresses. If it detects that the victim has saved such a string in the clipboard, Laplace will substitute it with the address of a wallet controlled by its operators.

According to its description, the threat can identify and replace Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX), and potentially other cryptocurrency wallets. To increase its chances of success, Laplace can even check the first three symbols of the original account string and replace them with a different one that most closely matches it. After all, crypto-wallet accounts are represented by a lengthy string of characters and people are unlikely to carefully check each one after thinking that they have already pasted the correct address.

Once the transaction is completed, the funds will be transferred to the hackers' wallet and become mostly unrecoverable. Clipper threats could lead to significant monetary losses and users who actively utilize cryptocurrencies should have sufficient protection installed on their computers or devices against such damaging tools.


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