07 Dec '12, 11pm

New malware disguises itself as Trend Micro component, installs Bitcoin miner to make money by @EmilProtalinski

New malware disguises itself as Trend Micro component, installs Bitcoin miner to make money by @EmilProtalinski

A newly discovered malware variant is trying to trick users that it is not a threat by passing itself off as a component of Trend Micro , a security firm that sells security solutions. Furthermore, the Trojan drops a Bitcoin miner application to make the malware author money. While threats trying to play themselves off as security solutions is nothing new, and neither are Bitcoin miners dropped by Trojans, putting the two together appears to be something new. Trend Micro discovered the malware and detects it as TROJ_RIMECUD.AJL. The social engineering tactic used by the cybercriminals in this case is very simple: lure users into executing the threat by making them believe the file belongs to a Trend Micro product. The attackers spoof Trend Micro properties like so: When the user executes the Trojan, it creates the process svchost.exe (the same name as the Windows processes...

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