22 Jun '14, 2am

t’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

t’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining Hundreds of Facebook users got infected with a new Trojan secretly using their systems to mine for Bitcoins, the virtual currency that spread a global money-making fever, Bitdefender warns. Since spotted last week, the malware has seen infections in countries such as Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania and Serbia. The virus spreads through private Facebook messages, received from one of the victim’s trusted Facebook friends. It reads “hahaha” and contains an archive called IMAG00953.zip with what seems to be a legitimate .jpg image file. It is actually a malicious Java jar file, which is executed on the machine when the user opens it. The file contains Java code which downloads DLL files from a pre-defined Dropbox account. Once the DLLs are downloaded, they connect to a command and control server that sends back a me...

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