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Facebook helps shut down crypto-currency mining botnet


Softpedia - (International) A joint effort by Facebook, security groups, and Greek law enforcement agencies shut down a Litecoin-mining botnet known as Lecpetex that had infected around 250,000 computers in several countries. The malware for the botnet spread through a social media spam campaign that compromised Facebook accounts and spread the malware disguised as an image file.


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 10:20:53