Hackers Stole $50 Million in Cryptocurrency Using ‘Poison’ Google Ads

A Ukrainian hacker group dubbed Coinhoarder has stolen more than $50 million in cryptocurrency from users of Blockchain.info, one of the most popular providers of digital currency wallets, according to a report published by Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity team.

The report explains how thieves preyed upon their victims using a “very simple” yet treacherous technique: buying Google ads on popular search keywords related to cryptocurrency “to poison user search results” and snatch the contents of crypto wallets.

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