The Ethereum wallet browser extension injects malicious JavaScript to steal secrets

Cryptocurrency users are often victims of malicious software. A specific browser extension, called ShitCoin Wallet, should be avoided at all costs. An Ethereum wallet called the “Shitcoin Wallet” is said to inject malicious javascript code from open browser windows to steal data from users. With a name like ShitCoin Wallet, obviously, nothing good will come from it.

Shitcoin Wallet strives to scrape data from other open windows and send it to a remote server. On December 30, cybersecurity and fraud expert Harry Denley warned of a potential breach in a tweet:

Binance and IDEX are on the hit list

This cryptocurrency browser wallet has targeted several cryptocurrency websites. Cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and IDEX are on the hit list for this code. Other sites on the target code list are MyEtherWallet, NEO Tracker, and Switcheo. Special codes find passwords and private keys.

The ‘Shitcoin Wallet’ Chrome extension, ExtensionID: ckkgmccefffnbbalkmbb Quaybojjogffn – works by downloading some javascript files from the remote server. The code then looks for open browser windows that contain exchange websites and Ethereum network tools.

The code looks for other browser windows, opening on the websites of some exchanges and Ethereum network tools. The information was then sent to a remote server identified as erc20wallet.tk, a top-level domain address belonging to Tokelau, a South Pacific Islands group that is part of New Zealand territory.

Shitcoin Wallet announced the launch of its new desktop app

According to a blog post by the company, the Ethereum wallet, launched on December 9 and claimed to have more than 2,000 users, is a web-based wallet that has a number of extensions for different browsers.

The website also creates an important thing about your private key that is only stored on your local PC, and there is no need to worry about losing any property due to any hackers attacking ShitcoinWallet’s servers.

Shitcoin Wallet has announced the launch of a new desktop app a few days before the malicious javascript attack, giving 0.05 ETH to users who download and install the Shitcoin Wallet desktop app.

Although those users may have received a bit of free ETH, they are now vulnerable to the deletion of compromised data and personal information.

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