This cryptojacking mining malware pretends to be a Flash update

  1. Borg 386's Avatar
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       11 Oct 2018 #1

    This cryptojacking mining malware pretends to be a Flash update


    Crooks are attempting to spread their cryptojacking malware to unsuspecting victims by disguising it as an update for Flash.
    The fake updaters are delivered to victims via web pop-up windows and use authentic-looking branding to increase the chances of a download.

    If a victim clicks through to the download the user gets a warning about installing software from an unknown publisher -- something that should be a security red flag. But if this warning is ignored, the cryptocurrency miner is secretly downloaded onto the system, with nothing in the way of prompts to give away that this action is taking place.
    This cryptojacking mining malware pretends to be a Flash update | ZDNet
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Oct 2018 at 10:24.
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  2. Faith's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home October 2018 Update 64-bit
       11 Oct 2018 #1

    My Flash-updates comes directly from Windows Update, so I know it's fake if I get a pop-up.
    I also don't use Flash.
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