How a Fake Crypto Generator Looks Like
YouTube Video Promotes Dangerous Bogus Bitcoin Generator
Often acting as a useful search engine option, YouTube is not always the most reputable source for finding and trusting information. Several new videos published lately from different YouTube accounts promise users the download of free cryptocurrency, but they are nothing but a scam that can lead to the installation of hijacking malware on your computer.
Here is an example of a scam video below (watch but don’t download the software):
These clips are used to promote a Bitcoin generator tool that allegedly shows viewers how to download and install an app to make free cryptocurrency. Little do they know that the app that has to be downloaded and installed carries the Qulab malware, which steals information and serves as a clipboard hijacking Trojan.
The video contains a URL to a site that includes a downloadable Setup.exe file. When the file is installed and launched, the Qulab Trojan is activated and copies itself to the computer. This becomes its base of operations and, when launched, works its way through the computer, grabbing data from the browser history, browser credentials and cookies.
Essentially, the software steals all your data from your device. This includes history, saved logins, and various social media credentials, as well as info from Steam, Discord and FileZilla. On top of this, the Trojan can also steal .txt, .maFile, and .wallet files from a computer.
Qulab also looks for the Windows clipboard. If found, it then replaces it with its own corrupted version of a public key. If a crypto wallet address is copied to the clipboard, the Qulab’s controller can swap out the address for its own and the computer user will rarely realize that a replacement has been made.
Why is this so simple? The clipboard functionality works with several digital currencies, including Bitcoin Core (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Cardano (ADA), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), NEO, Monero (XMR) and more. The information is gathered and then sent to the controller via Telegram.
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