Microsoft detects and stops large scale crypto-mining attack


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-detects-stops-large-scale-crypto-mining-attack-83905/

Microsoft yesterday detected and stopped a large scale crypto-mining malware campaign. In a short amount of time, 400,000 instances of ‘Smoke Loader’ were detected, a Trojan downloader that attempts to install malware on systems. The malware is also known as Dofoil.