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A new type of hidden miner for cryptocurrency Monero



has been detected

Researchers at the Israeli firm Check Point Software Technologies claim that they have discovered a new kind of hidden miner who is able to "develop." This is reported on the company's website .

This program was discovered about six months ago and then the main function of the malware was only the extraction of Monero cryptocurrency. However, over time, the miner "learned" to find older versions of the program on the victim's computer, replacing them with the current ones. This approach, experts believe Check Point, avoids the detection of antivirus software.

"This malware constantly adds new properties and methods of avoiding detection," experts say.

The program focuses primarily on Microsoft servers, including IISSQL. Hidden miner uses for its needs up to 100% of the victim's processor power. In addition, to maintain secrecy KingMiner uses a private mining pool.

“We have not yet determined the domains used by the pool, since they are also private. Nevertheless, we see that the current scale of attacks is enormous, from Mexico to India, from Norway to Israel , ”the researchers note.

Recall recently, Acronis introduced a solution to protect against hidden mining.

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