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.

4 Comments

  • Sandy
    Posted November 14, 2018 1:57 pm 0Likes

    Coin mining malware is defficult to detect..

  • Henry
    Posted November 14, 2018 1:59 pm 0Likes

    malware increases power consumption, the machine slows down..

  • Lilly
    Posted November 14, 2018 2:04 pm 0Likes

    More malware is targeting internet users in the form of WebCobra !!

  • Marry
    Posted November 14, 2018 2:12 pm 0Likes

    who use malware to cannibalize unsuspecting victims computers to mine crypto.

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