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New Malware Miner Sneakily Hides When Task Manager Is Open

Meet “Norman” – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted. After injection, it overwrites its entry in explorer.exe to conceal evidence of its presence. It also stops operating the miner when the PC’s user opens Task Manager (see image below). Re-injecting itself once Task Manager is not running.
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Houdini Worm targeting commercial banking customers

A new variant of Houdini Worm has been identified targeting commercial banking customers with campaigns containing malicious files. The variant takes five days to actively distribute phishing to victims with the aim of obtaining banking credentials which can be exploited by attackers to make fraudulent purchases. The email attachment contains an MHT file that can be utilised by threat operators in the same way as HTML files.

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