A clipboard hijacking attack is when a hacker gains access to your device’s clipboard, allowing the hacker to replace your clipboard with whatever the hacker wants.
A hacker could get the malware to be installed on your device through various methods that scammers use.
- How the scam works
-You download and install the malware through a fraudulent website.
-The malware then waits till you copy a bitcoin address to your clipboard.
-Once you copy a bitcoin address to the clipboard, the malware then replaces the Bitcoin address that you copied with the hacker’s bitcoin address.
-You then paste the supposed address that you copied. (which is now the hacker’s address)
-You send the funds without double-checking the address.
-The hacker now has your bitcoin.
- How to protect yourself
-Always think twice when opening websites and downloading software.
-Always double-check the address you’re sending your coins to.