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Data and Bitcoin-Stealing Malware Are now targeting Fortnite Gamers

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Entertainment, News

Data and Bitcoin-Stealing Malware Are now targeting Fortnite Gamers

Fortnite, the wildly popular video game over which schools have expressed disdain, is currently being used as an attack vector for malware disguised as cheating software. According to an October 2 post from Christopher Boyd, the lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes Labs, thousands of users have been inadvertently downloading malicious software. Malware Disguised as Cheating Software This bug has…

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Monero Mikrotik Madness: Carrier-Grade Cryptojacking Scheme

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Mining, News

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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Computer Infected by Monero Malware? There’s a Workgroup for That

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Interviews, Mining, News

Computer Infected by Monero Malware? There’s a Workgroup for That

It seems like every day the crypto news zeitgeist is reporting on yet another Monero (XMR) malware hacking attempt. The scale is different from nations, individuals, and everyone in between, but the mechanism appears relatively the same. A simple Javascript Coinhive plug-in, a wallet, and one of the strongest privacy-centric cryptocurrencies on the Internet means just about anyone can be…

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Hackers Recycle old Ransomware for new Crypto Malware

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Mining, News

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 Malware by North Korean Hackers Is Targeting MacOS Machines

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crime, News

Cryptocurrency Malware by North Korean Hackers Is Targeting MacOS Machines

Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has discovered a new type of malware that poses as a legitimate trading app but is capable of wreaking havoc and goes undetected after infecting the host machine. The perpetrators are believed to be from the Lazarus Group, a hackers collective allegedly backed by the North Korean government, known for their vicious attacks…

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Why Should Crypto Care about Foreshadow?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Tech

Why Should Crypto Care about Foreshadow?

A group of researchers has unveiled their discovery of an attack vector that poses serious threats to the integrity of data stored within machines that use Intel’s SGX. The attack vector is called Foreshadow. What Is SGX? SGX is an acronym for Software Guard eXtensions and is a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). A TEE is also one of the most…

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User Discovers Hidden Bytecoin Mining Code in Ubuntu App

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Mining, News, Tech

User Discovers Hidden Bytecoin Mining Code in Ubuntu App

A Github user by the title of “tarwirdur” reported an app (now removed), hosted on the Ubuntu Snap Store that contained hidden cryptocurrency code for mining Bytecoin tokens. The app on which the malicious code was found was the 2048buntu app which is a replica of the 2024 game also hosted on the Ubuntu Snap Store. Fortunately, the Ubuntu team…

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Cryptocurrency Virus Threatens Facebook Users, Gets Shut Down Before Causing Damage

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Tech

Cryptocurrency Virus Threatens Facebook Users, Gets Shut Down Before Causing Damage

The fully-digital nature of cryptocurrencies makes the asset class highly susceptible to online crimes, phishing, and the computer industry’s most dreaded threat; hacking. As the popularity of digital asset continues to grow, hackers and cyber-thieves find new, innovative methods to steal cryptocurrencies, usually without alerting the victim in any manner. Facebook Messenger Faces Hacker’s Wrath The latest mobile app to…

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Hackers Now Use Android Phones and Smart TVs to Mine Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News, Tech

Hackers Now Use Android Phones and Smart TVs to Mine Cryptocurrency

It’s no news that cryptocurrency mining is big business and in a bid to maximize profit, miners have devised various methods of maliciously installing their crypto mining malware on unsuspecting users. Smart television sets and Android phones are the new home for the Monero mining malware. Monero on Television Chinese researchers at Netlab360 have recently discovered hackers turning internet-connected gadgets…

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Cryptojacking: Hackers Now Attach Cryptocurrency Mining Scripts to YouTube Ads

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Mining, News

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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