Author: Wolfie Zhao / Source: CoinDesk
A type of cryptocurrency mining malware has spread due to an exploit developed by the US National Security Agency, cybersecurity researchers say.
According to Dr.Web, a Russian anti-virus vendor, the NSA’s “DoublePulsar” backdoor – which was leaked earlier this year by a group called the Shadow Brokers – allows the entry of a Trojan program that installs software to secretly mine the privacy-oriented digital currency monero.
In a 15th June blog post, Dr.Web laid out the nuts and bolts of the malware, noting:
“This malicious program, designed for mining the…
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