LoudMiner is a Monero cryptocurrency mining malware that uses virtualization software to deploy a Linux XMRig coinminer variant on Windows and macOS systems via a Tiny Core Linux virtual machine. Audio protection systems are targeted for having high-end hardware and for being under constant load while processing audio content in order to conceal the cryptomining operation.

Reporting and Technical Details

  • Bleeping Computer provides technical analysis of the LoudMiner malware here.