Trojan.Win32.Miner

Publication Date 26/01/2017
Class TrojWare

Trojans are malicious programs that perform actions which are not authorized by the user: they delete, block, modify or copy data, and they disrupt the performance of computers or computer networks. Unlike viruses and worms, the threats that fall into this category are unable to make copies of themselves or self-replicate. Trojans are classified according to the type of action they perform on an infected computer.

Description Trojan

A malicious program designed to electronically spy on the user’s activities (intercept keyboard input, take screenshots, capture a list of active applications, etc.). The collected information is sent to the cybercriminal by various means, including email, FTP, and HTTP (by sending data in a request).

Win32

Win32 is an API on Windows NT-based operating systems (Windows XP, Windows 7, etc.) that supports execution of 32-bit applications. One of the most widespread programming platforms in the world.

Miner

Malware in this family secretly uses processor capacity of an infected computer in order to generate cryptocurrency (bitcoins).

Geographical distribution of attacks by the Trojan.Win32.Miner family


Geographical distribution of attacks during the period from 26 January 2016 to 26 January 2017

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

Country % of users attacked worldwide*
1 Russian Federation 24.78
2 India 21.41
3 Kazakhstan 13.42
4 Afghanistan 4.10
5 Uzbekistan 4.01
6 Tanzania 3.57
7 Ethiopia 2.71
8 Mozambique 2.39
9 Zambia 2.18
10 Ukraine 1.57

* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky Lab users worldwide attacked by this malware