New Instance Of Monero Malware Sees Cryptojackers Target Linux Users
More cryptocurrency mining malware continues to target major corporations, hijacking victims to mine altcoin Monero, new research warned on Feb. 5.
The latest threat specifically targets users of devices running Linux.
In mid-January, research from Palo Alto Networks found another Monero-mining malware targeting Linux users that had the ability to disable cloud-based security measures to avoid detection.
As Cointelegraph reported, so-called “Cryptojacking attacks” – installing malware which secretly mines cryptocurrency on a victim’s device – have become considerably more widespread over the past year.
Malware detections shot up almost 500 percent in the first half of 2018, while a survey in August 2018 claimed that in the United Kingdom alone, over half of businesses had been affected by cryptojacking at some point.
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