CryptoShuffler Trojan (Cryptojacking Virus) — How to Remove it From Infected Computers

This article has been created in order to explain what is the CryptoShuffler Trojan and how to remove this malware completely from your computer.

The CryptoShuffler Trojan is a Cryptojacking virus that is capable of stealing cryptocurrency assets from the victims. It can be customized depending on the attacks and we expect to see it used in future campaigns. Continue reading our article to learn how to get rid of active infections.

Threat Summary

NameCryptoshuffler
TypeTrojan Horse/Cryptojacking Virus
Short DescriptionSilently infects the target machines and modifies key applications and system services.
SymptomsThe user may not experience any signs of infiltration.
Distribution MethodMalicious web links, Malicious Files, Malicious E-Mails
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CryptoShuffler – How Does It Infect

At the moment there is a large ongoing attack carrying the CryptoShuffler Trojan which targets computer victims on a global scale. The malware is known for being updated several times with specific distribution tactics and strategies for each one. This time the security analysis reveals that there is a mixed approach using different delivery methods at once.

A primary approach is the coordination of spam email messages that use various social engineering tricks in order to make the targets interact with the malware element and infect themselves. This is done by spreading files that cause the infections either by hyperlinking them in the body contents or directly attaching them to the messges.

The emails are also one of the primary mechanisms for deploying infected payloads. Two of the most popular types are the following:

  • Infected Documents — The CryptoShuffler Trojan code can be embedded in virus documents of all kinds: rich text documents, spreadsheets or presentations. The most (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/cryptoshuffler-trojan-cryptojacking-virus-remove/