20 Aug '13, 4am

Bitcoin Headlines Attract Malware Developers #infosec

Bitcoin Headlines Attract Malware Developers #infosec

In our report we noted the growing interest in malware Bitcoin miners: malware that hijacks computer resources to mine (create) Bitcoins without the victims’ knowledge. In the same vein, security maven Brian Krebs posted a blog about an affiliate program that pays its members to distribute a Bitcoin mining bot which forces host PCs to process Bitcoin transactions. Here is a look at how the numbers of such malware are growing in our sample database.

Full article: http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/bitcoin-headlines-att...

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