12Aug/19

Cyber Criminals Netted $4.3B From Crypto-Related Crime in 2019: Study

Cyber criminals have netted $4.3 billion from digital currency exchanges, investors and users in 2019.  Blockchain security company CipherTrace gave its summary crypto-related theft in its Anti-Money Laundering report that it sharedRead More…

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24Jun/19

Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. The news was revealed in a report from ESETRead More…

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13Jun/19

Trend Micro: Outlaw Hacking Group’s Botnet Is Now Spreading a Monero Miner

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro claims to have detected a web address spreading a botnet featuring a monero (XMR) mining component alongside a backdoor. The malware was described on Trend Micro’s official blogRead More…

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06Jun/19

Beware: Cryptohopper Clone Spreads Trojans Through New Malware Campaign

Twitter user and malware researcher Fumik0_ has discovered a new website that spreads cryptocurrency malware, according to a report by Bleeping Computer on June 5. According to the report, the host forRead More…

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02May/19

Malware Shellbot is Now Capable of Shutting Down Other Miners

The Shellbot cryptojacking malware has gone through an update and come out with some new capabilities, technology news website TechCrunch reported on May 1. Per the report, these findings come from Boston-basedRead More…

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27Apr/19

Consumer-Targeted Cryptojacking Is ‘Essentially Extinct’: Research

Illicit crypto mining — or cryptojacking — against consumers “is essentially extinct,” declares a report released by cybersecurity company MalwareBytes on April 23. Per the report, after in-browser mining service CoinHive shutRead More…

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18Apr/19

PayPal Aims to Prevent Crypto Ransomware Attacks With New Patent

Digital payments giant PayPal has won a cybersecurity patent to protect users from crypto ransomware, according to a document from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published on April 16.Read More…

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13Apr/19

Two Romanians Are Convicted of Cybercrimes Including Cryptojacking

A federal jury has convicted two Romanian alleged cybercriminals of spreading malware to steal credit card credentials and illicitly mine cryptocurrency, an announcement from the official website of the United States DepartmentRead More…

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