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Microsoft removes free apps linked to cryptojacking

Business 19 February 2019

Microsoft removes free apps linked to cryptojacking

Eight apps were found on the Microsoft store that would use a device to secretly mine for Monero.

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Monero-mining Outlaw Shellbot targets Linux servers

Tech 7 February 2019

Monero-mining Outlaw Shellbot targets Linux servers

The Outlaw group has reportedly been using a sophisticated version of Shellbot to conduct attacks Linux systems to mine privacy-centric coin, Monero.

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Cryptojackers remain biggest malware threat

Tech 15 January 2019

Cryptojackers remain biggest malware threat

Cryptocurrency mining remains the most prevalent use for malware distribution, according to the latest study by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

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Criminals are raking in Monero with crypto mining malware

Tech 10 January 2019

Criminals are raking in Monero with crypto mining malware

A recent research paper finds that Monero is the most popular cryptocurrency amongst hackers, 4.32% of all circulated Monero going to criminals.

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MikroTik cryptojacking still in play with over 400K affected routers

Tech 6 December 2018

MikroTik cryptojacking still in play with over 400K affected routers

The number of MikroTik routers that have been affected by a malicious malware that mines privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) has risen to 415,000, according to security researchers.

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Cryptojacking malware hits Make-A-Wish Foundation site

Tech 26 November 2018

Cryptojacking malware hits Make-A-Wish Foundation site

Researchers at security firm Trustwave reported that they have found a CoinImp crypto mining script has been injected into the official website of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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McAfee Labs spots yet another Monero-mining cryptojacking malware

Tech 15 November 2018

McAfee Labs spots yet another Monero-mining cryptojacking malware

The malware, known as WebCobra, steals computing power from affected devices, before silently mining for cryptocurrency in the background.

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Canadian university shuts down network after cryptojacking attack

Tech 7 November 2018

Canadian university shuts down network after cryptojacking attack

The St. Francis Xavier University, located in Nova Scotia, Canada, has found itself targeted by a cryptocurrency mining malware—also known as cryptojacking—forcing the institution to shut down its entire network.

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25 apps hosting cryptojacking scripts found on Google Play Store

Tech 27 September 2018

25 apps hosting cryptojacking scripts found on Google Play Store

SophosLabs claims to have identified at least 25 Android apps published on the official Google Play Store containing scripts that facilitate cryptojacking activities on users’ computers.

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Researchers discover new crypto malware-killing botnet

Tech 20 September 2018

Researchers discover new crypto malware-killing botnet

Known as Fbot, the botnet appears to be based on derivative software from Mirai, an application generally used in DDoS attacks. In this case, the botnet searches for cryptojacking malware before replacing its code, thereby neutering its bad effects.

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Indian gov’t websites ‘cryptojacked’ to mine cryptos

Tech 18 September 2018

Indian gov’t websites ‘cryptojacked’ to mine cryptos

Security researchers have identified “hundreds of Indian sites,” including that of the director of municipal administration of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Tirupati Municipal Corporation and Macherla municipality, that have been infected by a cryptojacking malware.

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Future Firefox browsers to block cryptojacking malware

Tech 3 September 2018

Future Firefox browsers to block cryptojacking malware

Mozilla, the company behind popular web browser Firefox, is gearing up to automatically block malware scripts, including those that "silently mine cryptocurrencies" in future versions of Firefox.

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