Researchers discover new malware family

KryptoCibule spreads through malicious torrents and threaten cryptocurrencies


A new trojan malware family has been identified by researchers that targets cryptocurrency. Researchers at ESET said the: “previously undocumented trojan malware family spreads through malicious torrents and that uses multiple tricks to squeeze as many cryptocoins as possible from its victims while staying under the radar.”

ESET named the threat KryptoCibule, and it primarily targets users in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

“The malware, as written, employs some legitimate software. Some, such as Tor and the Transmission torrent client, are bundled with the installer; others are downloaded at runtime, including Apache httpd and the Buru SFTP server,” Matthieu Faou, ESET Researcher who uncovered the new malware family told PC-R.