Latest News Of cryptojacking Tag
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.