Linux Cryptominer Trojan Hiding Within an Image File (Mar 16, 2018)

Because of the cryptocurrency market’s significant growth in the past couple of years, everyone wants a piece of that pie. Ransomare is still the most popular way for cybercriminals to generate that cryptocurrency income, but these days it seems that everything from personal computers to mobile devices and servers are all being targeted as possible hosts for secretly mining cryptocurrency. This week the SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team has received reports of a malware purporting to be an image file but drops a cryptominer for Linux.

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