The Hackers Were Spread the Virus Through the Photos of Scarlett Johanson

The hackers began using a photograph of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson to distribute the cryptocurrency Monero.

This is reported in the blog of the company on cybersecurity Imperva.


The analysts say that the hackers are attacking the servers of the database management system (DBMS) PostgreSQL. The malicious program is hidden in the images of the Hollywood star, which were discovered by the hackers at the photo service imagehousing.com.

According to the analysts, when a user downloads a picture to their device, the virus software automatically selects the data to enter the default account of the DBMS. Then it activates the algorithm for setting the miner. In such a way the attackers have already transferred over 300 Monero coins to their accounts. It is about 90 thousand in terms of dollars.

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