Telegram Users Duped Into Installing Cryptocurrency Miners

Telegram Users Duped Into Installing Cryptocurrency Miners
Russian cybercriminals found a sneaky way to generate funds last year: they tricked Telegram users into installing cryptocurrency miners. For over six months, the hackers exploited a vulnerability in the desktop version of the messaging app to deliver mining software to unsuspecting victims, Kaspersky Lab said on Tuesday. These scammers abused the software’s character encoding method to disguise malicious programs as seemingly harmless files. The trick involves a special Unicode character called…

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