A type of cryptocurrency mining malware has spread due to an exploit developed by the US National Security Agency, cybersecurity researchers say.

According to Dr.Web, a Russian anti-virus vendor, the NSA's "DoublePulsar" backdoor – which was leaked earlier this year by a group called the Shadow Brokers – allows the entry of a Trojan program that installs software to secretly mine the privacy-oriented digital currency monero.

Source: http://www.coindesk.com/nsa-doublestar-backdoor-blamed-cryptocurrency-mining-malware/