Warning! The new botnet Prometei has already hit 5,000 computers
Employees of the corporation Cisco Talos warned of the danger of a new botnet called Prometei.
More about the virus
It can use computer resources and mine the anonymous cryptocurrency Monero. Prometei malware can disable security controls, enter the system, and change its settings.
The scale of the attack
Cisco Talos workers found out that Prometei is able to steal administrator passwords. This virus has been walking around the Internet for five months. During this time, it affected about 5,000 computers around the world.
Who's behind this?
Analysts believe the virus was created by a highly skilled developer from Eastern Europe, but he is currently unknown.