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Nigelthorn malware steals Facebook credentials, mines for cryptocurrency

May 11, 2018

Via: ZDNet

A new malware campaign has been uncovered on Facebook which not only steals account credentials but also installs scripts for covert cryptocurrency mining.

Cybersecurity firm Radware said in a blog post on Thursday that Nigelthorn is a new campaign which focuses on the Facebook social network.

The malware is so called due to the abuse of a legitimate Google Chrome extension called “Nigelify,” which replaces images displayed on a web page with pictures of Nigel Thornberry, a cartoon character from the television show The Wild Thornberrys.

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