Unlike BTC and BCH, privacy coins make no pretense that they are trying to follow Satoshi's vision of a global peer-to-peer cash system.
The Outlaw hacking group has resurfaced, this time expanding beyond China to target American and European businesses with new and advanced hacking tools.
Two Russians have been charged with mining cryptocurrencies on government computers, an activity that has affected airports, oil companies and more in Russia.
Two developers of cryptojacking malware from Romania have been sentenced to two decades in prison each. They infected over 400,000 computers and over $4M.
Dexphot is special in that it quietly keeps itself alive by reinfecting machines on a regular basis.
In their efforts to find new ways to attack their victims, attackers are now hiding cryptojacking malware in a WordPress plugin.
The latest campaign involves hiding malware in WAV audio files which can mine crypto and give access to the victim’s computer.
The cryptojacking worm, known as Graboid, uses host computers to mine for privacy coin Monero, while spreading itself on to other systems.
McAfee Labs confirmed the rise in cryptojacking campaigns, indicating that cryptojacking malware had shot up by 29% in the first quarter of 2019.