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Author Topic: [2014-08-22] Bitcoin phishing campaign targets media, tech, education industries  (Read 553 times)
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August 22, 2014, 07:58:20 AM

A Bitcoin-based phishing campaign has targeted over 400 organizations with the intention of stealing cryptocurrency wallet passwords.

California-based security company Proofpoint discussed the campaign on Wednesday. In a blog post, the security team said that due to its unregulated nature -- and there being no backing by a central financial authority -- cryptocurrency represents a "$6.8 billion" opportunity for cybercriminals, and the latest campaign underscores the popularity of this target.

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