Attackers Leverage Windows Advanced Installer to Drop Cryptocurrency Malware

Advanced Installer, a legitimate windows tool, is being hijacked by threat actors, in order to create software packages to drop cryptocurrency mining malware on computers. The main targets are heavy users of 3D modeling and graphic design in France and Germany. In this SC Magazine article, Critical Start’s Senior Manager of Cyber Threat Research, Callie Guenther, discusses the various methods and motivations these attackers may use to choose their targets.

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