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MikroTik cryptojacking still in play with over 400K affected routers

Tech 2 weeks ago

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. The cryptojacking malware was first discovered in August. ...

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Botnets increasingly used for crypto mining malware, Kaspersky says

Tech 2 weeks ago

Botnets increasingly used for crypto mining malware, Kaspersky says

Botnets are being repurposed to distribute crypto mining malware, using victim’s processing power and energy resources to mine for cryptocurrency, according to security experts at Kaspersky Labs. The findings from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs identifies ...

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Cryptojacking malware hits Make-A-Wish Foundation site

Tech 3 weeks ago

Cryptojacking malware hits Make-A-Wish Foundation site

Cybercriminals are at it again, this time setting their sights on a charity foundation. Last week, researchers at security firm Trustwave reported that they have found a CoinImp crypto mining script has been injected into ...

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McAfee Labs spots yet another Monero-mining cryptojacking malware

Tech 1 month ago

McAfee Labs spots yet another Monero-mining cryptojacking malware

A new Russian malware designed to mine privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero from unsuspecting user machines has been discovered by researchers at McAfee Labs, the latest coin mining malware to be uncovered in recent weeks. The malware, ...

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South Korea arrests five over crypto malware

Tech 1 month ago

South Korea arrests five over crypto malware

The South Korean National Police Agency’s Cyber Bureau, in conjunction with local police, have arrested five cyber punks who were behind a hacking effort that targeted well over 6,000 computers. According to a joint statement ...

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Canadian university shuts down network after cryptojacking attack

Tech 1 month ago

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. On Monday, GlobalNews.ca reported that the ...

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Crypto price tracking app for Mac contains backdoors

Tech 2 months ago

Crypto price tracking app for Mac contains backdoors

Mac computer users have always touted the computers to be better than Windows-based machines due to a greater degree of security provided to the users. However, a number of instances have been recorded recently that ...

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Malware disguised as cheat tools steals crypto from Fortnite players

Tech 2 months ago

Malware disguised as cheat tools steals crypto from Fortnite players

When the sixth season of popular video game Fortnite dropped, fans rejoiced. And opportunists tried to cash in too—by developing a cryptocurrency- and data-stealing malware posing as game cheat tools. Malwarebytes Labs discovered the malware ...

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Google looks to provide better protection against crypto malware

Tech 3 months ago

Google looks to provide better protection against crypto malware

This past April, Google announced that it would prohibit all cryptocurrency mining extensions from the Chrome Store, as well as from the Google Play Store. The move was designed to prevent users from unwittingly installing ...

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Crypto in Africa: New intercontinental payment methods poised to overtake US dollar

Business 3 months ago

Crypto in Africa: New intercontinental payment methods poised to overtake US dollar

The U.S. dollar is reported to be losing its place as the top intercontinental currency in Africa. This is according to SWIFT, the global provider of financial messaging services. African usage of the U.S. dollar ...

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Researchers discover new crypto malware-killing botnet

Tech 3 months ago

Researchers discover new crypto malware-killing botnet

A new botnet which sets out to specifically kill a type of crypto mining malware has been discovered by security researchers at Qihoo 360Netlab. Known as Fbot, the botnet appears to be based on derivative ...

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Indian gov’t websites ‘cryptojacked’ to mine cryptos

Tech 3 months ago

Indian gov’t websites ‘cryptojacked’ to mine cryptos

Hackers have reportedly been harnessing the processing power of several government websites in India to mine cryptocurrencies. On Monday, the Economic Times reported that security researchers have identified “hundreds of Indian sites,” including that of the ...

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