This cryptocurrency botnet was designed to seek and destroy mining malware

This cryptocurrency botnet was designed to seek and destroy mining malware
By Matthew Beedham

Cryptocurrency botnets are normally the weapons of evil, used to covertly and illicitly steal other people’s computing power to earn coins. But now there’s a new kid on the block, and it seems to be cleaning up online avenues of crypto-malware. The botnet, known as Fbot, appears to be hunting down illegitimate cryptocurrency mining malware and erasing it from where ever it is being hosted. According to the researchers who discovered the botnet, Qihoo 360Netlab, the bot scans the web for a specific piece of cryptocurrency mining malware called com.ufo.miner. When found, the botnet installs itself over the top of…

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