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New Malware Mines Bitcoin via Victims' CPUs and GPUs

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Palo Alto Networks has discovered a unique #malware family that can #MineBitcoins via the victim’s CPUs and GPUs. The malware, called PWOBot, is completely written in #Python and compiled via #PyInstaller , generating a Microsoft Windows executable, according to a #PaloAlto Networks posting. The malware has affected European organizations, mainly in Poland. A Polish file-sharing service delivers the malware.

The malware can download and execute files, log keystrokes, execute Python code and mine bitcoins via the affected computers’ GPUs and CPUs.

The malware has been noticed as far back as late 2013. There are at least two variants. Recent attacks have affected organizations from mid to late 2015.


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