Address exchange: How to recognize the scam!
According to the information available, the malware works with both conventional currencies and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether & Co. And the makers of the program are likely to be targeting coins in particular: Because the recipient addresses of the digital currencies usually only consist of a string of letters and numbers, so most users copy them for convenience. If the criminals change the address, this is usually only noticed after the money has been sent. Accordingly, the security experts at G Data advise paying more attention to the correctness of the recipient.
Allcome: Not only PayPal affected
Incidentally, this also applies to other services. According to the researchers from G Data, the malware can in principle also be used in connection with other offers. The experts cite the Steam gaming platform as an example of this, where the malware can already manipulate the retail offer URLs.