Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger
2018-01-02, 07:06 PM, (This post was last modified: 2018-01-02, 07:08 PM by manjeshsingh.)
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Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger. 

If you receive a video file (packed in zip archive) sent by someone (or your friends) on your Facebook messenger — just don’t click on it.

News Source : https://thehackernews.com/2017/12/crypto...ebook.html
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HawkEye(2018-01-02 07:33 PM) 
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2018-01-02, 07:15 PM,
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These mining hacks are everywhere! Thanks for the update.
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2018-01-02, 07:20 PM,
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Someone send me this file in my messenger, I knew it is a virus so didn't download it!
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2018-01-02, 07:28 PM,
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These crypto miners are now at most of the websites, but it is interesting how it spreads using messenger.
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2018-01-02, 07:35 PM,
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Interesting news, Do this virus spreads from one device to another?
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2018-01-02, 08:57 PM,
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I guess not many devices are effected by this virus.
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2018-01-02, 09:04 PM,
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I am just wondering how much btc will be mined by doing this, not sure if it is profitable enough.
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2018-01-02, 09:15 PM,
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(2018-01-02, 09:04 PM)NeonAffiliate Wrote: I am just wondering how much btc will be mined by doing this, not sure if it is profitable enough.

Mining requires huge money to pay electricity bills, this helps the hackers to earn BTC without spending!
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2018-01-02, 09:26 PM,
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(2018-01-02, 07:35 PM)iBrobot Wrote: Interesting news, Do this virus spreads from one device to another?

Yes as this virus spreads automatically, not by individuals.
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2018-01-02, 09:45 PM,
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(2018-01-02, 09:04 PM)NeonAffiliate Wrote: I am just wondering how much btc will be mined by doing this, not sure if it is profitable enough.

Usually people don't mine BTC with those scripts.
Monero is usually used, you can check coinhive which is a quite good for monetizing websites but website authors should always tell their users that using the website will result in usage of cpu power.
As always stay safe and secure online.

Cheers
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