Researchers Find 100+ Pieces of Cryptojacking Malware Disguised as Flash Player

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Researchers Find 100+ Pieces of Cryptojacking Malware Disguised as Flash Player

Postby kreslik.news » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:04 am


Remember Flash Player? That handy-dandy web add-on that we all needed to play Insaniquarium in the early 2000s? Well, it’s still alive and kicking. And apparently, it’s become the new weapon of choice forcrypto malware developers.

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Palo Alto Networks recently published new research revealing a recent uptick in the number of malicious Flash installers that download cryptocurrency malware onto computers. More than a hundred unique malicious Flash installers have been discovered by the researchers since March.

Oddly enough, these pieces of malware do actually also install Flash.

Apparently, the fact that the malicious ... (read more)

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