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Amidst India’s Reluctance to Adopt Cryptocurrencies, ‘Cryptojackers’ Mint Money off of Indian Websites

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Amidst India’s Reluctance to Adopt Cryptocurrencies, ‘Cryptojackers’ Mint Money off of Indian Websites

Although Indian regulatory bodies have maintained their distance from cryptocurrencies – this attitude has not deterred ‘cryptojackers’ from indirectly mining cryptocurrencies off of government websites. Per a report by The Economic Times, published on September 17, 2018, ‘cryptojacking’ continues to be a menace for the websites in the country. Cryptojacking on a Climb Hackers continue to mine cryptocurrencies taking advantage…

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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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MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised, Hackers Stealing Private Crypto Key

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Crime, News, Tech

MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised, Hackers Stealing Private Crypto Key

A rogue version of file-hosting platform MEGA’s Chrome extension has triggered a major security alert from the company. The variant, first discovered by a contributor to the Monero project on September 4, 2018, was able to steal login information and private keys to cryptocurrency wallets. MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised The MEGA Chrome extension version 3.39.4 has been compromised and can…

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Mozilla to Roll out New Features in a Bid to Tackle Illicit Cryptomining and Third-Party Trackers

Category: Blockchain, News, Platform, Regulation, Tech

Mozilla to Roll out New Features in a Bid to Tackle Illicit Cryptomining and Third-Party Trackers

According to a press release published on August 30th, Mozilla Firefox revealed it will making some forward-thinking changes over the course of next three months, including blocking unconsented crypto mining activities, countering data breaches and preventing threat actors from performing conducting nefarious activities.  Blocking Cryptojacking Scripts In recent months, there have been reports about browsers that passively allowing miners to leverage…

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Hackers Are Still Cryptojacking Smartphones to Mine For Cryptocurrencies

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Hackers Are Still Cryptojacking Smartphones to Mine For Cryptocurrencies

Security experts recently discovered that hackers are now mining for cryptocurrencies using smartphones. On August 22, 2018, The Daily Mail reported the growing problem and highlighted the need to protect users’ smartphones. Security researchers from the IT firm ESET noted that these hackers exploit the processors in smartphones by embedding a malicious cryptocurrency mining program inside a gaming app. Cryptojacking…

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Monero Mining Strikes Again: Drupal Systems at Risk

Category: Altcoins, Crime, News

Monero Mining Strikes Again: Drupal Systems at Risk

On July 23, 2018, cybersecurity website Security Intelligence reported that several companies and software users remain susceptible to the infamous “Drupalgeddon virus,” despite Drupal Security Labs releasing a software patch in March 2018 to fight the vulnerability. Virus Deploying Monero Miner As stated in the report, the erstwhile named CVE-2018-7600, or “Drupalgeddon 2,” was found and patched by security researchers…

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Research: Cryptojacking Incidents on a Steady Decline

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Research: Cryptojacking Incidents on a Steady Decline

While crypto enthusiasts pray for the bulls to reign at all times, sometimes a bearish trend comes with cool advantages. Per recent research findings, cryptojacking has become less lucrative for ‘cryptojackers’ due to the current market slump, leading to a sharp decline in occurrences of the illegal act. Meager Rewards According to a research report by Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm…

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One Million PCs “Cryptojacked” in China as Hackers Make $2 Million Worth of Digibyte, Siacoin, and Decred

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One Million PCs “Cryptojacked” in China as Hackers Make $2 Million Worth of Digibyte, Siacoin, and Decred

The largest cryptojacking breach, in terms of sheer scale, came to light in China after local authorities identified a group of hackers who ran an illicit mining operation for over two years. Largest Cryptojacking Breach On July 9, 2018, local news Legal Daily reported a massive cryptojacking spree of a group in China’s Dalian city after suspicious activities pointed to…

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Discord and Slack Cryptocurrency Users Hit by Malicious “Cryptojacking” Software

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Discord and Slack Cryptocurrency Users Hit by Malicious “Cryptojacking” Software

Hackers have allegedly targeted cryptocurrency-focused groups on workplace-emulator Slack and gaming-forum Discord for discussing cryptocurrencies to infiltrate computers with “cryptojacking” software. Discord and Slack Users Affected Identified as OSX.Dummy, the MacOS-based malware is not as sophisticated as other masterfully-written hacking code, yet allows “arbitrary code execution on machines that it can get embedded into.” As stated, researchers from cybersecurity consortium…

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McAfee Report: Cryptojacking Up By 629 Percent in 2018

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McAfee Report: Cryptojacking Up By 629 Percent in 2018

Cryptojacking, the secret use of a computing device to mine cryptocurrency, has surged 629 percent in 2018, according to the latest report by computer security firm McAfee. A rise from 400,000 in Q4 2017 On average, five new threat samples were found every second in 2018 Q1, totaling 2.9 million. This represents a massive 629 percent growth in cryptojacking and…

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