Telegram Malware Mobilized to Maliciously Mine Monero and Zcash

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Telegram Malware Mobilized to Maliciously Mine Monero and Zcash



Malware in Telegram has utilized the app to mine Monero and other cryptocurrencies.

BleepingComputer reports that the popular secure messaging service, Telegram, has been used to spread malware that primarily mined Monero, Zcash, and Fantomcoin, but in some instances also downloaded backdoor trojans and other spyware tools. Hackers utilized a zero-day vulnerability for months that was first discovered in October of 2017, but has since been fixed according to Kaspersky researcher Alexey Firsh. This recent news emphasizes the need for vigilance and to always be skeptical of downloads, especially those of unknown origin.

Malware spread by tricking users

Read more: https://www.dashforcenews.com/telegram-malware-mobilized-to-maliciously-mine-moneno-and-zcash/
 
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