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Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

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Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

https://thehackernews.com/2017/12/cryptocurrency-hack-facebook.html

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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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