Expert On Report: Fake Zoom Installers Being Used To Distribute Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Attackers are taking advantage of the increased popularity of the Zoom video conferencing service to distribute installers that are bundled with malware and adware applications.

Today, TrendMicro reports that they have found a Zoom Installer being distributed that will also install a cryptocurrency miner on the victim’s computer.

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Marco Essomba
Marco Essomba , Founder
InfoSec Expert
April 7, 2020 2:10 pm

It seems the enterprise, and the millions of workers that have been rushed home to work remotely in the face of this pandemic, are still coming to terms with the new cyber threats that face them. And adversaries know it. Not only is there uncertainty about how to defend against it, but who is responsible for doing so.

Therefore, everyone needs to take on some responsibility. Organisations should implement an extra layer of protection by running an endpoint detection software across all devices. This will provide protection against unauthorised malware and other types of malicious programs from executing on employee devices. From the perspective of the individual user, keeping your Zoom software updated with the latest version and patches mitigates against most of these threats.

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