PennyWise Is Coming For You...
July 7th, 2022

...Well that is if you aren't too careful.  Apparently, there are YouTube mining education videos that has been tricking viewers into installing malware from posted links that’s designed to steal data from 30 crypto wallets and crypto-browser extensions.  It is named PennyWise, a la Stephen King's character in "It".  Data stolen includes cryptocurrency extension data and login data. It can also take screenshots and steal sessions of chat applications such as Discord and Telegram.  Some of the more popular wallets that can be exploited are Exodus, Atomic Wallet, and Coinomi.

Scary stuff!  Especially since those three are some of the most used wallets amongst crypto holders.  Remember, be extremely vigilante when installing software.  Even Macs can get viruses, especially if you introduce it into the system itself!  Install antivirus software as well, just in case.  I recommend Avast, which I run on all my systems!

Written by: nikethereum.eth / Medium

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