Sorry, Steve: hidden mining now threatens iOS

Mantis Roaming virus which steals user data and infect devices programs for covert mining, and now a security risk for iOS devices. About it writes “RIA Novosti” with reference to the report “Kaspersky Lab”.

Trojan is known in 2016, but informed its developers were able to hack only Android smartphones. The malicious software has changed DNS and displayed on the screen of the phishing links to the pages familiar to the user sites.

Now Roaming Mantis became more dangerous. Now the program can do the same with iOS devices, found analysts. In particular, the software when you try to log in, the browser redirects the user to a fake website.

On the resource the user is asked to enter their payment information. After that, the card number, cardholder name, expiration date and CCV code gets attackers, described in the “Kaspersky Lab”.

In addition, Roaming Mantis uses the power of the device for covert mining Monero using a script Coinhive. The main task of the attackers is faster to make a profit, analysts say. This means that cybercriminals analyze the power of the device and determine which method will bring them more money — hidden mining or theft of data card.

Earn with Coinhive really possible — according to analysts of the company Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, in July of site owners around the world raised on the use of the script 250 thousand dollars. Agree, it’s not so little.

Informed employees of “Kaspersky Lab” has establishedthat the activity of hackers who use malicious software for mining cryptocurrencies, in the spring of 2018 increased two times compared with the year 2016.

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