New Virus Infects Computers As Cryptocurrency Miner or Ransomware | Comodo News


The Hacker News reports that researchers have
found a malware that infects systems with either ransomware or a cryptocurrency miner,
depending on a systems configuration. In many cases ransomware does not equate to
a profit if the victims have nothing to lose on their devices. This has led to a large increase in cryptocurrency
mining attacks as a way to generate profit from a victim’s device. This particular piece of malware comes from
an upgraded version of the Rakhni family of malware. It is spread using a Microsoft Word attachment
in spear-phishing emails. This has prompted victims to install what
they think is proper software in order to open the file, but instead install a cryptomining
software. To protect yourself always make sure to know
where an attachment has come from before opening it. Thanks for watching!

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