Norton360 Includes Cryptominer
Industry: Technology | Level: Strategic | Source: KrebsOnSecurity
Antivirus vendor Symantec, in their Norton360 antivirus suite, now enables an "opt-in" for customers to install a crypto miner on their workstation. From enabling the miner, the company is entitled to 15 percent of Ethereum cryptocurrency mined and is only compatible on systems that meet software requirements of having at least 6 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA graphics card. While the feature is claimed to be optional for users, the removal of the program is a bit troublesome having to remove "NCrypt.exe".