McAfee Labs: the Russians created a virus WebCobra, which mines Monero on gadgets

Developer of solutions for Internet security and research laboratory McAfee Labs uncovered details about a new malware. According to representatives, the virus gets to the device users and mines Monero. The roots of the growing threat from Russia, and the project was named WebCobra. FOR downloaded as a mining client, and then uses the processing power of a CPU of the infected device for mining cryptocurrency.

The so-called cryptogamia of the classic stealth miner – work WebCobra is almost impossible to track. McAfee Labs say that the only difference for the end user is slowing down your gadget.

Malware mining is very difficult to see. Once the device is compromised, the application starts to run in the background with only one external symptom: performance decreases. According to experts, this increases the power consumption of the device and slows it down. In addition, if the user is not connected unlimited plan, at the end of the month, he will be very surprised to account for traffic.

Cryptogenic becoming a serious threat?

As noted by Cointelegraph, the number of such attacks over the 2018 increased by 500 percent. This is a real epidemic. The most common target for malicious hashing coin is Monero (XMR), which is famous for its high level of privacy and anonymity.

Recall that last month, Google announced removing it from Chrome Web Store extensions for all browser-based hashing, in accordance with the company’s security policy.

For reference: in the summer, hackers broke into the service MyEtherWallet with the expansion of Hola VPN for Google Chrome. More data look at cryptodata.

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