New Computer Attack, 'Adylkuzz,' Steals Processing Power

A new fast-spreading computer attack and a hacking group’s threat to release a fresh trove of stolen cyberweapons are fueling fears among businesses and security experts of another global technology assault. The new attack, called Adylkuzz, follows last week’s WannaCry outbreak, which crippled computers in more than 100 countries over the weekend. Unlike its predecessor, Adylkuzz doesn’t lock up computer screens, but slows down systems as it quietly steals processing power to generate a little-known digital currency called Monero.