BitTorrent and Pandemic: A Match Made in Hacker Heaven
Those who download films from bit torrent sites may be in for a big surprise. Hackers are using the pandemic to take advantage of people who are stuck at home using movies as bait for their malware. Security researchers at Microsoft have discovered embedded malicious malware in several favorite movies. It turns out that over ten-thousand of these infected film downloads occurred. They put the malware in the zip file, and when the zip file opens, it launches. These malware-infected copies began showing up around mid-April and inject a crypto coin-mining malware directly into memory.