Latest News Of cryptojacking Tag

New Firefox option allows users to block crypto mining scripts

Tech 23 May 2019

New Firefox option allows users to block crypto mining scripts

Mozilla has included an option under “Privacy & Security” tab allowing users to automatically block “cryptominers” from running in their browser.

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Shellbot cryptojacking malware shuts down other cryptominers

Tech 3 May 2019

Shellbot cryptojacking malware shuts down other cryptominers

A new wave of malware selfishly turns off all other mining going on and takes all the processing power for itself.

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Hackers using Confluence servers to install cryptojacking malware

Tech 8 May 2019

Hackers using Confluence servers to install cryptojacking malware

Hackers have found a way to use popular documentation app Confluence to install their cryptojacking software.

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New crypto mining malware spreads across enterprises via NSA exploits

Tech 26 April 2019

New crypto mining malware spreads across enterprises via NSA exploits

Researchers at security firm Symantec said it had uncovered a surge in the so-called Beapy malware, which uses exploits leaked from the National Security Agency two years ago.

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South Korea faces growing threats from cryptojacking

Business 23 April 2019

South Korea faces growing threats from cryptojacking

A recent report reveals that South Korea is facing an increasing amount of cyber-attacks, and many of them are now of the cryptojacking variety.

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Firefox comes through, now blocks online crypto hijackers

Tech 10 April 2019

Firefox comes through, now blocks online crypto hijackers

Firefox now has protections that block cryptocurrency mining malware, the company announced in a blog post.

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Ukrainian man accused of cryptojacking his own websites

Tech 28 March 2019

Ukrainian man accused of cryptojacking his own websites

Cybercrime is apparently alive and well in Ukraine, as an individual has been utilizing his own websites as a means to rake in illegal cryptocurrency revenue.

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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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