Warning: Fake Flash Update could be using your computer for mining

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A cryptojacking malware that mimics Adobe Flash has been revealed.

According to a report published by Unit 42 research group, the malware hides behind a fake Adobe update.

As explored with regards to Monero, Cryptojacking is the method an attacker will use to hack into a computer to illicitly mine cryptocurrency’s on the owner’s computing system. This happens without the owner’s consent.

Brad Duncan of Unit 42 explained:

[A] recent type of fake Flash update has implemented additional deception. As early as August 2018, some samples impersonating Flash updates have borrowed pop-up notifications from the official Adobe installer. These fake Flash updates install unwanted programs like an XMRig cryptocurrency miner, but this malware can also update a victim’s Flash Player to the

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