Good guys from Palo Alto Networks have just discovered that 113 of Flash app sources online have been infected with a nasty bot. The program’s name is XMRig and it is a silent bitcoin mining device – it will use your computer’s resources to mine e-currency and send it to a set receiver (tip – not you). Miner does not spy on the infected user, but its activation does add a significant strain to the computer’s hardware.
Flash is an application that is slowly dying out, but some of us are still using it. If you do, make sure to download yours from a trusted source.