Palo Alto Networks warned this week that fake Adobe Flash Player updates carrying cryptocurrency mining malware are on the increase.
In its latest blog post, the cybersecurity company reveals that it has uncovered more of the fake Flash updates during its work and research than ever before.
These fake updates use pop up notifications from the official Adobe installer. If the update is run by the system user, it will add cryptocurrency mining malware like the XMRig cryptocurrency miner. It may also update the system’s Flash Player to the latest version, making it less likely for a user to notice the malware.