by Bradley Barth, Senior Reporter
May 18, 2018
Attempts to terminate new WinstarNssmMiner cryptominer result in computer crash
Computers users infected with the newly observed cryptojacking malware WinstarNssmMiner will be surprised to discover that the nasty malware crashes their machines if they try to terminate the program, making it difficult to remove. In a May 16 blog post, researchers with Qihoo 360 report that the malicious cryptominer has already stolen enough processing power from victims' machines to accumulate 133 Monero coins -- worth about 26,500 as of May 18. It also seems to be attacking in large numbers, as Qihoo counts more than 500,000 attacks intercepted by its security solution in just three days.
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