Hackers introduce mining viruses into WAV audio files

Threat researchers from BlackBerry Cylance have discovered malicious code in WAV audio files that hackers use to mine cryptocurrency.

On October 16, BlackBerry Cylance, an anti-virus software company, reported the discovery of malicious code hidden in WAV audio files. According to the study, hackers hide malicious codes in regular files, and this type of threat is also known as"steganography."

The analysis revealed that some of the WAV files contained code to deploy malware for financial gain and provide attackers with remote access to the victim's computer. The report reads:

When playing, some WAV files created music that had no noticeable quality issues or errors. Others just generated static (white noise).

Malicious WAV files allow hackers to deploy mining on the victim's devices, using CPU resources to process cryptocurrency networks without the user's consent.

North Korean hackers target Apple Mac

Earlier it was reported that North Korean hackers, known as Lazarus APT Group, created another malware that targets "MacBooks" produced by Apple.

The researchers said that during their warning, the malware was not detected by any VirusTotal mechanisms. The sample appears to be closely related to a strain of Mac malware identified by Kaspersky Lab in the summer of 2018.

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