ElectroRAT malware used in extensive operation to extract funds from cryptocurrency wallets

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Cybercriminals employed three fake cryptocurrency-related apps to trick users into downloading the malware on their systems

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Intezer Labs claim to have uncovered a new remote access Trojan (RAT) strain that is being used by cybercrooks to steal money from victims' cryptocurrency wallets....

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