Author Topic: XiaoBa Ransomware Retooled as Coinminer But Manages to Ruin Your Files Anyway  (Read 190 times)

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By Catalin Cimpanu

The authors of the XiaoBa ransomware have retooled their malware's code into a cryptocurrency miner (coinminer).

Unfortunately, despite not encrypting files anymore, the XiaoBa coinminer still destroys users' data thanks to a series of bugs that primarily corrupt a user's executable files.

The XiaoBa ransomware is one of those ransomware strains that's been active on the malware scene for months, but very few people have heard of it, mainly because it was never at the center of a mass distribution campaign.

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