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Hackers hide cryptocurrency mining malware in Adobe Flash updates
2018-10-12T09:52:07Z - Matthew Beedham / The Next Web
Cryptocurrency scammers have gotten extra creative and are now hiding mining malware in legitimate updates of Adobe Flash Player. The fact the scam actually installs a genuine Flash update serves to distract the user from the deceitful goings-on. Many users may be unaware their CPU is now running at full tilt, mining cryptocurrency for someone else. After the URL downloads and installs a legitimate Flash update the mining bot connects to a Monero mining pool, and gets to work. As is usually the case with cryptocurrency mining malware, the victim’s infected system does all the heavy lifting with no reward.

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