A new report from security firm Symantec claims the number of Trojan malware programs targeting bitcoin users has fallen in the past year.
The conclusion was included in a report published on 3rd March entitled "The State of Financial Trojans 2014". The drop reflected an overall decline in the proliferation of financial Trojans, which Symantec said slid by 53% in 2014.
Specific attack types, the report noted, include methods by which a bitcoin addresses is changed prior to a transaction without the user's knowledge.
However, the firm acknowledged that it doesn't know why the number of bitcoin-focused Trojans has seemingly fallen:
have found that as much as one-fifth of financial malware attacks in 2014 targeted holders of bitcoin.
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