Crooks Switch from Ransomware to Cryptocurrency Mining

Posted in: Legal & Security at 22/12/2017 18:30

Criminals behind the VenusLocker ransomware have switched to cryptocurrency mining in their latest campaign targeting computer users in South Korea. Instead of attempting to infect targeted computers with ransomware, the group is now trying to install malware on PCs that mines for Monero, an open-source cryptocurrency.

The shift was spotted by FortiGuard Labs, which said the group behind the attacks is attempting to capitalize on a surging cryptocurrency market.

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