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Found the first specific virus on Windows 11



Avast Threat Labs specialists found malware for mining the CoinHelper cryptocurrency in the hacked Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office text editor, illegal versions of Windows 11 and unlicensed versions of well-known antivirus programs distributed by pirates.

It is reported that from the beginning of last year to the present, about 220 thousand attacks using this virus have been recorded. Of these, 38% are Russian users.

Some of the attacks ended successfully: the hackers earned about 25 million rubles from infecting user devices.

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