A new computer virus that has spread all over the Internet threatens Switzerland. The virus allows the attacker to launch the Monero (XMR) using the victim's processor power. This type of virus was ranked as the sixth most significant malware to hit Switzerland during the first half of 2018.
The information was published in the Journal of the Swiss Information Security Reporting and Analysis Center (MELANI). The researchers also found that the attacks were moving toward attacking virtual currency exchanges.
According to the study, Troidez Trojan has been working and focuses on cryptocurrencies. Back in 2012, Trojan horse was known as Cridex and was already operating. During the year, the number of targeted exchange cryptocurrency increased during the year.
Something similar is happening with Malware known as Gozi that was discovered back in 2009. This malware has also evolved to be able to operate in a growing virtual currency market. According to the report, Gauzi directed encryption exchange through "malvertising", to distribute itself as quickly as possible.
The study reads as follows:
"This technique is made up of advertisements to mislead the user into downloading software manipulation.In the search engines, the advertisements are often shown above the actual search results, [which] Leads to confusion among users. "
However, these were not the most critical and critical threats. The report explains that malware Monerominer is an improved version of traditional mining malware that everyone knows.Regarded as the most common malware by MELANI in the first half of the year, Monerominer is not only capable of my cryptocur coin but it is also able to download more unwanted programs .
Monroe malware mining has been on the market for a long period of time. One of the most common software known as Coinhive, which allows my attackers virtual coins using the victim's CPU power.
It seems that hackers are improving their techniques and methods to attack other users, including companies and individuals. Switzerland is not the only country affected by these attacks, the virtual currencies know no boundaries and even YouTube has been influenced by these crepto addicts.