Cybercriminals hide cryptominer in legitimate Adobe Flash Player installer


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/cybercriminals-hide-cryptominer-in-legitimate-adobe-flash-player-installer-85280/

Cybercriminals target Adobe Flash Player for years already. Usually vulnerabilities in the software are exploited to install malware on the victim’s computers. Sometimes malware is also disguised as a fake Flash Player update. This week, security researchers discovered an attack that combines installation of a legitimate Flash Player update with the installation of a cryptominer.…