Hackers modify ransomware to deliver a Coinhive cryptocurrency-mining payload

Trend Micro recently discovered that hackers repurposed the XiaoBa ransomware to carry a cryptocurrency miner payload.

Typically, XiaoBa infects a PC, encrypts its files, and holds those files hostage until the victim delivers a payment to hackers. But in this case, the new payload injects the Coinhive mining script into HTM and HTML files used by the infected PC….

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