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Flash Exploited by Cryptojackers to Mine Monero, Over 100 Instances Flagged by Adobe

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Flash Exploited by Cryptojackers to Mine Monero, Over 100 Instances Flagged by Adobe

Adobe’s Flash Player, once a prominent feature of the last decade to enable millions around the world to play internet games, has made its way to the hackers’ arsenal as they look to leverage all forms of customer-facing software to illegally mine cryptocurrencies, reported Finance Magnates on October 12, 2018. Old Tricks, new Rewards Research published by the cybersecurity research…

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Monero Mikrotik Madness: Carrier-Grade Cryptojacking Scheme

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Monero Mikrotik Madness: Carrier-Grade Cryptojacking Scheme

There are approximately 200,000 Mikrotik routers that are potentially vulnerable to the latest security breach devised by hackers to install and spread cryptojacking software that mines Monero (XMR). A team called Bad Packets has been monitoring the spread of the infections ever since the security vulnerability was first reported on August 2, 2018. The vulnerability exists within the management portion…

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Hackers Recycle old Ransomware for new Crypto Malware

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Hackers Recycle old Ransomware for new Crypto Malware

Cybersecurity experts at Fortinet and Kaspersky have discovered new cryptocurrency malware that has been developed using updated versions of known ransomware according to September 5, 2018, reports. Cryptojacking Malware If you have been following blockchain media, you will be aware of the aggressive surge in cryptocurrency mining malware that allows hackers to implement code into a website that mines cryptocurrency…

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Cryptocurrency Mining via Browser is Pulling Out more than $250K in Monthly Earnings

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Cryptocurrency Mining via Browser is Pulling Out more than $250K in Monthly Earnings

According to TheNextWeb, recent academic research has found out that the embedded CoinHive cryptocurrency web browser mining script is generating more than $250,000 in Monero (XMR) every month. What is more concerning is that the report points out that this amount is mainly going to a small group of ten individuals. Researching Browser-Based Mining The research was commissioned by RWTH…

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Affects League of Legend Gamers in the Philippines

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Affects League of Legend Gamers in the Philippines

Players of the widely popular game League of Legends (LoL) in the Philippines faced a predicament after a significant cryptocurrency mining malware came to light on July 11, 2018. Garena+ Client Causes Havoc Daily eSports detailed the latest instance of the widespread mining attack, a first-of-its-kind. LoL players in the Philippines discovered a particular Garena client containing a malicious cryptocurrency…

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Japanese Man Confined Behind Bars for Illegal Mining of Cryptocurrency

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Japanese Man Confined Behind Bars for Illegal Mining of Cryptocurrency

A 24-year-old man in Japan has been put behind bars for using unlawful means to mine cryptocurrencies. The delinquent had been sending malware to his targets to gain access to victims’ computer processing power. His conviction indicates that Japan is taking such crimes seriously, a trend that other countries are likely to follow. Wrongdoer Targeted Gamers The young man, whose…

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The Pirate Bay Relaunches Cryptocurrency Mining on its Website to Earn Revenue

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The Pirate Bay Relaunches Cryptocurrency Mining on its Website to Earn Revenue

The rise of cryptojacking is well documented as a rising threat. However, for some websites, the activity equates to revenue generation in the absence of traditional forms of making profits, such as advertising. Torrent-focused news outlet TorrentFreak reported on July 2, 2018, the world’s largest torrent client, The Pirate Bay (TPB), has restarted its cryptocurrency mining activities by embedding a…

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Cryptojacking Strikes Again! Hackers Target Government Websites to Mine Monero

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Cryptojacking Strikes Again! Hackers Target Government Websites to Mine Monero

Cryptojacking, the novel hacking process which inflicts a victim’s computer with code to mine cryptocurrency, is evidently on the rise as hackers have targeted hundreds of popular websites with fraudulent software to mine the fungible digital coin monero (XMR). “Cryptojacking” A Sophisticated Crime In 2018 alone, thousands of users have fallen victim to malicious cryptojacking code. Surprisingly, it is not…

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UK Government Websites Hit by Monero Mining Malware Could Have Been Much Worse

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UK Government Websites Hit by Monero Mining Malware Could Have Been Much Worse

In 2018, Hackers are designing malware not just to steal your personal information on your computer, but also to take over its processing power to mine cryptocurrencies. From this, we can glean that the value of cryptocurrencies and their importance is rising while governments and security companies need to focus exponentially more on these types of malware attacks. Government Websites…

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Cryptojacking: Hackers Now Attach Cryptocurrency Mining Scripts to YouTube Ads

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Cryptojacking: Hackers Now Attach Cryptocurrency Mining Scripts to YouTube Ads

It has been recently identified that crypto jackers are now leveraging YouTube advertisements to mine digital currency at the expense of viewers. Cryptocurrency mining can be a highly profitable venture these days, and some hackers are now cutting corners to maximize profits to the detriment of other internet users. Hidden Scripts as Alternative to Online Ads According to Ars Technica…

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