Fake Movie File Infects PC to Steal Cryptocurrency, Poison Google Results
Ionut Ilascu reports:
A malicious Windows shortcut file posing as a movie via The Pirate Bay torrent tracker can trigger a chain of mischievous activities on your computer, like injecting content from the attacker into high-profile web sites such as Wikipedia, Google and Yandex Search or by stealing cryptocurrency.
Malware on TPB is not a new thing, but the method used to infect a victim’s computer and the large amount of varied malicious activities discovered by BleepingComputer are quite interesting.
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