02 Dec '13, 4pm

Legitimate apps bundled up with secret Bitcoin miner

continues to rise, a lot of people are trying to cash in on the craze. Some do it legally, by getting their own machines to perform the calculations required, and others try to make other users’ machines do it for them. This latter option is usually performed illegally, by installing malware on the victims’ machines without their approval and knowledge, but there are instances when these greedy scammers try to get users to agree to the practice by fooling them with sneaky end-user license agreements (EULAs). Malwarebytes researchers have recently discovered a similar scheme they traced back to a legitimate company by the name of Mutual Public (aka We Build Toolbars, LLC). The company in question has created YourFreeProxy, a piece of software that creates a virtual private network between a device and the Internet, and has offered it for free to those that don’t mind ads, a...

Full article: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2639

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