08 Apr '13, 11am

Skype trojan forces Bitcoin mining

Skype trojan forces Bitcoin mining

8 April 2013 Last updated at 10:51 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Skype trojan forces Bitcoin mining, security firm warns The trojan soaks up almost all of the victim's computer processing power Continue reading the main story Related Stories Hack attacks hit Bitcoin value Could virtual cash replace money? Watch Bitcoin miners hit back at botnets A trojan that can hijack a computer and force it into mining for Bitcoins - the virtual currency - has been spreading via Skype. Antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs said attackers sent messages in various languages translating to "this my favourite picture of you". The message included a malicious link which was, at its peak, being accessed more than 2,000 times every hour. The value of Bitcoin has grown massively in recent weeks. At the time of writing, Bitcoin exchange website Mt Gox...

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Skype trojan forces Bitcoin mining

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8 April 2013 Last updated at 10:51 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Skyp...

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