Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Targets Australians via SMS

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Targets Australians via SMS

Australians have increasingly become the target of an SMS-based bitcoin mining scam. The scam entices users with fictional free bitcoins that supposedly can be located at two shortened URLs; however, if visited, the USR will hijack that user’s computing power for the purpose of mining cryptocurrency on behalf of the scammers. Also Read: Samsung Builds Bitcoin Mining Rig Using Old Phones Thousands of Australians Have Been Targeted by an SMS Scam Offering Free Bitcoins to Prospective Victims Nick Savvides, Chief Technology Officer at Symantec, has discussed the scam with Australian media outlet Nine , describing such as a “classic, […]