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5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Feb. 12

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1) Malware that forces compromised computers to mine crypto currencies hit thousands of websites, days after some 5,000 Android devices were similarly infected to form a crypto mining botnet.

2) Multiple people were charged with helping to spearhead a popular hacking forum that traded stolen credit card numbers and malicious software, among other cybercriminal goods and services.

3) Adobe delivered an emergency patch to plug a zero-day hole being actively exploited.

4) Two men were hit with ATM "jackpotting" charges in Connecticut after authorities alleged they impersonated technicians to install malware on the cash machines.

5) Phishing scammers are impersonating several trusted sources, including the Internet Crime Complaint Center.