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A new malware that threatens the safety of crypto assets kept in digital wallets is on the rampage. The virus known as Mars Stealer is capable of attacking over 40 browser-based crypto wallets including Metamask, Coinbase Wallet, TronLink, Nifty Wallet, and Binance Chain Wallet.
Security researcher 3xp0rt says the information-stealing malware is a refined version of the Oski virus that disrupted development activities in 2020. However, this really trojan doesn’t just illegally extort information from web-based crypto browsers. It can also steal data from two-step security authentication (2FA) plugins and various crypto extensions.
Using a custom grabber, this deadly malware can launch an assault on just about any browser, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and even the Brave browser, which is advertised as a more secured web browser.
The 2FA apps that are at risk include Authenticator, Authy, EOS Authenticator, GAuth Authenticator, Trezor, and Password Manager. Metamask and Binance Chain wallet, and TronLink, are some of the susceptible extensions. While Bitcoin core, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Litecoin are some of the wallets that risk being affected.