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Blockchain Life 2019  •  

# coinhive News

A court in Japan has acquitted an individual accused of embedding a cryptojacking malware in his website to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency using the computing power of the visitors to the site. Local Japanese media platform, The Mainichi reports that the court ruled that such activity wasn’t a criminal offense. Meanwhile,...
The crypto winter has claimed yet another firm as Coinhive announced on February 26, 2019, that they would be discontinuing their services from March 8, 2019. Saying Goodbye Perhaps the most apparent after-effect of the crypto crash of 2018 was the near-immediate decline in the mining sector. As the price...
February 19, 2019 by at Altcoins, Crime, Mining, News
Microsoft has booted eight malevolent apps from its official desktop and app store that have been secretly mining monero (XMR) from unsuspecting computers. Researchers from Symantec discovered the eight malicious apps and informed Microsoft who took the necessary steps. Apps Worked in a Similar Fashion According to the official report...
January 15, 2019 by at Blockchain, Crime, News
The "Global Threat Index for December 2018" report from Israeli cybersecurity solutions company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has revealed that cryptocurrency mining malware has topped the chart for the 13th time in a row to be computer's most prevalent attacks, according to GlobeNewswire on January 14. Cryptocurrency Mining Malware...
While the price of bitcoin has nearly hit rock bottom from its $20,000 all-time-high of 2017, the bloodbath has not deterred bad actors from carrying out cryptojacking attacks. According to a Digital Trends report on December 4, 2018, rogue actors have installed crypto mining malware on 415,000 MikroTik routers globally. Cryptojackers on...
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