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Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

A malicious Russian clone of the Tor browser that can be used to visit sites on the dark web has stolen close to $40,000 in Bitcoin from unsuspecting users, researchers with ESET have discovered. The malicious browsers was advertised on Russian forums as the official Russian language version of Tor.

However, in reality the browser was capable of changing the target wallet addresses for Bitcoin transactions initiated by users. This means that if users wanted to add Bitcoins to their wallet or perform a Bitcoin payment in their browser, they would end up sending the funds to cryptocurrency wallets controlled by the scammers who designed the browser.

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