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.
The malware is disguised as a cryptocurrency arbitrage platform to infiltrate the MacOS systems of unsuspecting victims, according to security researchers.
Dexphot is special in that it quietly keeps itself alive by reinfecting machines on a regular basis.
An XMR Core Development Team member alerted Reddit readers that the binaries of the command-line interface (CLI) wallet users were downloading were briefly altered.
In their efforts to find new ways to attack their victims, attackers are now hiding cryptojacking malware in a WordPress plugin.
In an intriguing week, malware evolved, China, Wales and Canada explored CBDCs and blockchain finally hit Broadway, and no, it wasn’t for the ‘Satoshi Musical.’
The latest campaign involves hiding malware in WAV audio files which can mine crypto and give access to the victim’s computer.
Known as Masad Stealer, the malware receives commands from a Telegram bot. It replaces crypto addresses and steals sensitive data from its hosts.
McAfee Labs confirmed the rise in cryptojacking campaigns, indicating that cryptojacking malware had shot up by 29% in the first quarter of 2019.