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Bitcoin Miner Bundled in Advertising-Based Software

30
Nov
2013

Bitcoin mining software has been detected to be part of third party applications inadvertently installed by users together with legitimate applications.Following a request for assistance from one of their users, Malwarebytes discovered recently that some third party programs, generically called PUPs or PUAs (potentially unwanted programs/applications), integrate bitcoin mining software that is deployed on the users system.Most of the times digital hammering of bi…

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