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Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger


If you receive a video file (packed in zip archive) sent by someone (or your friends) on your Facebook messenger — just don’t click on it.

Researchers from security firm Trend Micro are warning users of a new cryptocurrency mining bot which is spreading through Facebook Messenger and targeting Google Chrome desktop users to take advantage of the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices.

Dubbed Digmine, the Monero-cryptocurrency mining bot disguises as a non-embedded video file, under the name video_xxxx.zip (as shown in the screenshot), but is actually contains an AutoIt executable script.
Once clicked, the malware infects victim’s computer and downloads its components and related configuration files from a remote command-and-control (C&C) server.


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  • 3 years later...

I heard several cybersecurity experts report that they had tracked down a new spread of malware using Facebook Messenger, which they called Digmine. Digmine is sent to victims masquerading as a link to a video file when it is actually a working script. Don't be fooled by such newsletters. And communicate better on Instagram, don't download Facebook Messenger. I'm lucky that I didn't fall for this mailing list. My video card would not be able to withstand crypto mining. I'm trying to make money on following crypto signals to make money for a video card for mining.

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