Innovative thinking, unfortunately, not always comes to a positive solution. Sometimes development pursues a purely mercenary purpose. Unknown specialists created a fundamentally new crypto bot. It is able, without the knowledge of the user, to mine the popular crypto currency called “Monero”. To do this, use the application “Facebook Messenger”. This information was made public by one crypto portal.
The innovative bot is named Digmine. The first time we heard about it, this bot was mentioned by authorities of South Korea. A little later it appeared in the web space of Vietnam, Venezuela, and Thailand. It is expected that this program will be spread quickly across the world.
Digmine is able to work only on computing devices of desktop type. In other words, the bot is designed for desktop computers. It is contained in the special file called “video_xxxx.zip”. As soon as the file is opened through the system “Facebook Messenger”, it immediately “comes into operation” and downloads other necessary components. All this is necessary to start mining the currency “Monero”. The bot is able to install a special extension in the popular browser Chrome. Through it, the bot receives functional access to the credentials of “Facebook” and, accordingly, moves further.
Specialists have already informed the Facebook administration about the illegal “miner”. The American social network began to combat the bot.
It should be noted that the “innovation” of this method consists in the effective use of the potential of the largest world social network. In general, today there are a lot of technological ways when nothing unsuspecting users can use crypto-currencies. So, there are cases when online shops equip systems that allow the use of the power of computer devices for incorrect mining. Along with this, recently in Google Chrome was found an extension, supposedly designed to shorten the links. It was also focused on mining “Monero”.
Recall that this crypto currency is included in TOP-10 of all varieties of digital money units with the highest level of market capitalization.