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New Linux Malware aimed to steal cryptocurrency and passwords

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Malware that aims to mine cryptocurrencies gas become quite popular as cryptocurrencies themselves rose to the spotlight, and there are a few examples of crypto-mining malware showing up on devices, sometimes even causing physical damage. However, a new virus targeting Linux does a little more than that, according to research from Dr. Web.

Linux.BtcMine.174 is the current name of the new strand which mostly aims to mine the Monero cryptocurrency. But, in addition to that, this piece of malware which contains over 1,000 lines of code also tries to set itself up to shut down running services, hide files, and potentially steal your password.


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