This cryptojacking mining malware pretends to be a Flash update

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Crooks are attempting to spread their cryptojacking malware to unsuspecting victims by disguising it as an update for Flash. This particular mining operation is thought to have been operating since August this year with a big spike in activity in September and looks to trick potential victims into downloading an XMRig cryptocurrency miner — the malicious software runs in the background and secretly uses the power of the infected PC to acquire Monero for the hackers.

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