‘Like many cybercriminal schemes, numbers are crucial — bigger victim pools equate to potentially bigger profits’, researchers say
Cybercriminals are using Facebook Messenger to infect computers with malware that mines cryptocurrency.
Security researchers the Trend Micro cyber security firm said “Digmine” is targeting as many machines as possible, in order to earn monero – an alternative to bitcoin – for its creators
It could also help cyber criminals completely take over a Facebook account, the researchers added.
The bot was detected by cyber security firm Trend Micro, which says “Digimine” is designed to look like a video file.