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

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Fri, 02/07/2020 - 09:11
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Yuri Molchan
Cybercriminals are infecting tons of computers through the Bitbucket platform with a secret Monero miner and other malware, a new report says
Monero (XMR) Mining Malware Secretly Installed on Bitbucket by Cybercriminals
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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 crypto 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 in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.