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Taylor Swift image used to conceal malicious crypto mining code

Concealed crypto mining – using infected computers to produce hashes for specific types of coins – is using more ingenious methods to hide from operating systems. The latest exploit involves an infected image of Taylor Swift.


Sophos Labs Discovers Botnet in Taylor Swift JPEG

Analysis by Sophos Labs, a digital security firm, shows hackers are now trying to infect computers by hiding a malicious EXE file inside what looks like an innocent JPEG image. Usually, a popular, much-searched celebrity does the trick, and this time they chose American pop singer, Taylor Swift.

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