KCN Hackers use trojan to mine Monero

New cryptocurrency mining bug. According to news.bitcoin.com, it is a malware trojan that uses an NSA hacking tool and identifies available resources on a victim’s PC that can be used to initiate the mining of Monero. The trojan was first reported by Russian antivirus Dr.Web, who discovered the virus under the generic name of Trojan.BTCMine.1259. Once infected, the malware creates a simple backdoor that allows the hackers to execute code on a machine. Trojan.BtcMine.1259 is not the first cryptocurrency associated virus, a similar virus which targets Linux servers called Eternalminer was detected recently.

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