Monero (XMR) Mining Malware Secretly Installed on Bitbucket by Cybercriminals

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    Cybercriminals are infecting tons of computers through the Bitbucket platform with a secret Monero miner and other malware, a new report says

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Scmagazine reports that cybercriminals have been infecting users’ computers by secretly spreading malware via a platform for online file storage – Bitbucket. Among the malware the culprits are spreading is the Evasive Monero Miner, data stealers, ransomware, Trojan viruses and the IntelRapid cryptocurrency stealer.

However, the Bitbucket team has been warned of this and is timely eliminating the threat on its platform.

Still, as per the report, over 500,000 users have had their computers infected by now.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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