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April 22, 2016, 04:48:42 PM
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Hi All,

Please read below article if you have not aware of this mining malware yet.

 
New Malware Mines Bitcoin via Victims' CPUs and GPUs
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Palo Alto Networks has discovered a unique malware family that can mine bitcoins via the victim’s CPUs and GPUs. The malware, called PWOBot, is completely written in Python and compiled via PyInstaller, generating a Microsoft Windows executable, according to a Palo Alto Networks posting. The malware has affected European organizations, mainly in Poland. A Polish file-sharing service delivers the malware.

source: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/new-malware-mines-bitcoin/

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April 22, 2016, 07:18:36 PM
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This is nothing new I think a large reason CPU mining is not worth doing is someone with a huge zombie network of computers.  They can mine and send it to their own wallet.   This has gone of for quite a while.

So nothing new about this happening.  You should run good anti-virus and anti-malware software on all of your machines to catch it.  Also don't download random files.
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April 23, 2016, 05:58:40 PM
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This is nothing new I think a large reason CPU mining is not worth doing is someone with a huge zombie network of computers.  They can mine and send it to their own wallet.   This has gone of for quite a while.

So nothing new about this happening.  You should run good anti-virus and anti-malware software on all of your machines to catch it.  Also don't download random files.

Agreed. It's been done before. This seems to be the exact same when you look into it a little deeper. As nolist3d has already stated, run an anti-virus software ASAP.
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April 23, 2016, 06:01:17 PM
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YES mate the new AV now can detect this while you are trying to open the file it is not new anymore but thanks anyway
atleast to those new from here they will be alarmed that theu needed to run av before using the apps.

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April 24, 2016, 04:26:37 AM
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This is nothing new I think a large reason CPU mining is not worth doing is someone with a huge zombie network of computers.  They can mine and send it to their own wallet.   This has gone of for quite a while.

So nothing new about this happening.  You should run good anti-virus and anti-malware software on all of your machines to catch it.  Also don't download random files.
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April 24, 2016, 05:49:31 AM
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this is a sort of bot net with gpu also, it happened in the past with counterstrike, too where the company installed a hidden miners to mine while they were playing with their gpu

but agin this can only affect you if you install random exe
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April 24, 2016, 07:23:07 PM
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Hi All,

Thank you so much all of you for your feedback. Smiley

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April 28, 2016, 11:23:18 AM
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Wasn't utorrent doing something like this in the past without users consent? (They've stopped doing that apparantly)
There are probably some free applications out there that do this, so it's not always botnets..

Relevant article:
https://torrentfreak.com/new-utorrent-release-breaks-ties-with-bitcoin-miner-150413/


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