‘Pony’ BotNet

 Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called “Pony” to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Pony botnet have stolen some 85 virtual “wallets” that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. The total amount stolen is said to be approximately $220,000, which is a fairly low number compared to the number of compromised credentials(700,000).

Source:http://www.businessinsider.com/a-pony-botnet-is-stealing-virtual-currencies-2014-2

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  1. This is one of the problems with bitcoin I think…your wallet is only as secure as your computer. At least with credit cards or other payment methods you may not be entirely liable if it is stolen.

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