The bad news for Zoom keeps coming rolling in with Trend Micro researchers finding CoinMiner being bundled with a legitimate installer of the video conferencing software.
The good news is the installer, Zoom installer version 220.127.116.11, is not from the company’s official download center, but likely from a fraudulent third-party store, Trend Micro reported. However, it does install a working version of zoom, along with the cryptocurrency mining malware.
CoinMiner is capable of mining bitcoin, Monero and Ethereum and when operating soaks up the majority of a systems computing resources causing it to run slowly and use a great deal of extra power.
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