A newly found malware type is using to con users by claiming that it is not a warning by forwarding itself off as a component of Trend Micro, claims security experts at security firm, Trend Micro. Read More ..
In addition, the Trojan leaves a Bitcoin miner application that generates money for the malware author.
The social engineering method employed by the cybercriminals in this particular case is very straightforward. These mails try to attract users into forming the threat by aiding them into believing that the file is a Trend Micro product.
When the user carries out the Trojan, it forms a process svchost.exe (the exact word as the windows starts processing for services, which is an additional effort to conceal itself) towards downloading a second fake component package.