13 Dec '12, 6am

Bitcoin-mining trojan disguises itself as antivirus

Bitcoin-mining trojan disguises itself as antivirus December 13, 2012 2:18pm A computer security firm has warned users against falling for a new malware that spoofs one of its antivirus products. Trend Micro said the spoof is part of social engineering used by malware writers to fool users into running their programs. "We believe that by spoofing Trend Micro properties, the people behind this threat are hoping to trick unwitting users into executing the file," it said in a blog post . It said its products detect the malware as TROJ_RIMECUD.AJL, which when executed creates a process svchost.exe and downloads a component package. The package it downloads contains a Bitcoin miner application created by Ufasoft. The Bitcoin app is detected as HKTL_BITCOINMINE. "Bitcoin is considered digital currency and can be used to pay certain transactions online. This attack is timely beca...

Full article: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/286260/scitech/techn...

Tweets

Yet another negative headline I'm going to have...

codinginmysleep.com 13 Dec '12, 9am

Earlier today, Antivirus maker Trend Micro informed the world via blog post that a Trojan disguised as a component of thei...

Bitcoin Has Infected Reddit #bitcoin

forums.tagpad.com 13 Dec '12, 11pm

Accepting Bitcoin is officially in vogue. Large sites from Wordpress to 4Chan have currently announced that they are now a...

What the heck is a Bitcoin

tiredallover.com 18 Dec '12, 4pm

Its a decentralized virtual currency that is ‘created’ and controlled via a distributed network system that can’t really b...

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

New malware disguises itself as Trend Micro com...

thenextweb.com 07 Dec '12, 11pm

A newly discovered malware variant is trying to trick users that it is not a threat by passing itself off as a component o...

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

New malware disguises itself as Trend Micro com...

thenextweb.com 07 Dec '12, 11pm

A newly discovered malware variant is trying to trick users that it is not a threat by passing itself off as a component o...

Advertise your bitcoin site at | Pay Once - Adv...

feedzebirds.com 19 Dec '12, 12am

FeedZeBirds pays you automatically for retweeting sponsored messages. Payouts occur using Bitcoin, which is a new digital ...