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    Websites Posing as MSI Afterburner That Spread CoinMiner

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    Introduction Software like MSI Afterburner helps gamers and other users of high-performance computing. It keeps track of the system’s performance and lets users fine-tune the hardware settings for the most speed and responsiveness. Threat Actors (TAs) use malware attacks that mostly target these programs. Cyble Research & Intelligence Labs (CRIL) found new phishing campaigns that target MSI Afterburner. TAs behind these campaigns made phishing pages that look like the official MSI Afterburner website. The TA ran a phishing website to spread coin-mining malware in MSI Afterburner installers. Mining crypto takes time, energy, and resources. It requires GPUs. TAs can use …

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