Adware bundle makes Chrome invisible to launch cryptojacking attacks

An adware bundle has been discovered which installs software to mine cryptocurrency on user PCs without their consent. Analysts from Bleeping Computer say that an adware bundle called FileTour has often walked a tightrope between nuisanceware, adware, and potentially unwanted programs (PuP), but now, the package has gone further by jumping on the cryptojacking bandwagon.

FileTour, believed to be of Russian origin, is a Windows executable which is often bundled with other downloads including software cracks and key generators. Now, FileTour has introduced a new component which steals user processing power for the purpose of mining for cryptocurrency.

Read more about the new version of the FileTour adware bundle that causes CPU usage to spike up to 80 percent on infected machines on ZDNet.

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