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Bitcoin miner lurking on Facebook


Help Net Security - (International) Bitdefender researchers spotted a new Bitcoin mining malware campaign that utilizes Facebook messages to send users a malicious file that downloads .DLL files which embed a Bitcoin mining program on victims' systems. The delivered payload can be changed by attackers as well, potentially allowing other forms of malware to be added to infected systems.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:37