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It seems like every other day we hear about another website or another service being exploited to deliver cryptocurrency mining malware. This sort of malware is specifically designed to hijack the victim’s CPU resources to mine digital currency thus earning huge sums for those who are behind it. According to a new report, a zero-day exploit in the desktop version of Telegram was recently used to spread cryptocurrency malware. Telegram is a popular encrypted messaging service that’s particularly popular among cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It’s not the only service that has been hit with such malware in the recent past, even YouTube wasn’t spared, while malicious actors continue to come up with new ways to infect thousands of websites with mining malware.Security firm Kaspersky reports that a zero-day exploit in the desktop version of the Telegram messaging service was used to spread this malware. The exploit was leveraged to trick Telegram users into downloading malicious files which we

Telegram Exploit Used To Spread Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

It seems like every other day we hear about another website or another service being exploited to deliver cryptocurrency mining malware. This sort of malware is specifically designed to hijack ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Ubergizmo

Attackers used Telegram to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware

Kaspersky Lab says it spotted evidence of a vulnerability in the desktop version of Telegram that allowed attackers to install cryptocurrency mining malware on users' computers. ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Engadget

Telegram app was targeted by crypto mining malware, Kaspersky Lab says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Previously undetected malware directed at users of the desktop version of the messaging app Telegram has been discovered by the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, Kaspersky ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Reuters Technology

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