Hackers hide cryptocurrency mining malware in Windows installation files

Crypto-jacking schemes are getting more intricate by the day. It appears hackers are now disguising cryptocurrency mining malware and passing it off as legitimate Windows installation packages. Researchers say the malicious software, more commonly known as Coinminer, was specifically designed to fly under the radar. What makes the attack particularly difficult to detect is that it uses a series of obfuscation methods. The discovery comes from security firm Trend Micro, which has since documented the attack vector at more length. “The malware arrives on the victim’s machine as a Windows...

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By: The Next Web - Thursday, 8 November

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