Not a germane software – McAfee labs warns over new Russian malware
Malicious software or malware is the gentries of cryptocurrency hacks. Internet security provider and research lab McAfee Labs has discovered new malware which secretly uses consumer devices to mine Monero (XMR) the latest threat downloads one of two mining clients and uses the processor power of an infected device to generate coins. Displaying the more “classic” behavior of so-called “cryptojacker” malware, WebCobra runs almost without a trace. Coin mining malware is difficult to detect, once a machine is compromised. Monero, as a cryptocurrency focused on privacy and anonymity, was reported as forming the preferred target for miners. Last month, Google announced it would remove all extensions containing obfuscated code from its Chrome Web Store.