Infosecurity – As the value of bitcoins increases, and their mining gets harder, it seems that the criminals are turning to old-fashioned theft to get hold of them. There is a current targeted phishing campaign apparently designed to relieve bitcoin users of their currency.
The phish mail claims to come from Erwann Genson who has trouble accessing his wallet. He thanks ‘David’ for offering to help, and includes a shortened link to his wallet.dat and password. “If you can load the key please send the BTCs to 1DxFvJ6up9jXAZ9pkUmWVdiMTWvsjgB5Ea,” it exhorts.