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Avast specialists discovered a fake version of Malwarebytes antivirus
Specialists of the software for protecting computer systems manufacturer Avast discovered a fake version of the Malwarebytes antivirus. A malicious version of Malwarebytes antivirus scanner secretly installs the Monero cryptocurrency miner.
[dropcap]Late[/dropcap] last week, Avast began detecting the distribution of fake installation files for the popular Malwarebytes antivirus scanner, which contained a backdoor. This backdoor downloaded on computers the Monero cryptocurrency miner, popular among hackers.
A miner is a third-party program that is installed on a computer and “mines” cryptocurrency using the resources of the device. Hidden miners do this unnoticed by [...]