Kaspersky Lab: 1.65 million users of computers are subject to encrypted currency mining malware attacks


nnnIn the 2017 years to date, the user’s computer has been 1.65 million units have been encrypted money mining malware attacks. According to its statement, this attack seems to increase year by year. But the company did not disclose whether it was under the protection of the computer did not resist this attack, so its products in this case the protection of how exactly is not clear.n
nnTranslated by: Inan
nAccording to a new report from Kaspersky Lab, in the first eight months of 2017, 1.65 million computers were targeted by encrypted currency mining malware attacks.n
nThe cyber security services company in Russia said on Tuesday that the computers were equipped with Kaspersky Software to protect against malware under its protection. This malware can make the computer a remote control mining device without knowing the owner of the computer.n
nAccording to this situation, the total number of such attacks detected in 2017 may exceed 1.8 million in 2016. In contrast, Kaspersky detected more than 700,000 mining malware attacks in 2014.n
nThe company said that some of the factors that led to this result were a number of large botnets dedicated to malicious mining activities.n
nThe report says:n
nn”This will lead to potentially dangerous elements receiving encrypted money, and the victim’s computer system is much slower, and only last month we have detected several large botnets that are designed to benefit from hidden mining.”n
nnThe company only announced the number of users being protected by the number of attacks, and did not show that they believe that the number of machines in the world are infected, nor that their users have been infected.n
nEncrypted currency mining botnet is not just emerging. The newer zombie network in 2017 was developed through the vulnerability of the US National Security Agency, which was leaked by hacker groups “Shadow Brokers”.n
nAlthough this software will generally be infected with Windows computers, but it may also affect the Linux machine. Some botnets can infect machines that do not have enough processing capacity to effectively dig anything.n

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