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# McAfee News

November 16, 2018 by at Blockchain, Crime, Finance, Mining, News, Platform
A report submitted by McAfee researchers on November 12, 2018, claims that a new crypto mining malware capable of mining different cryptocurrencies depending on the host’s system is on the loose. Russian Malware Attacks Global Networks Crypto-jacking malware and its attack vectors are becoming more efficient by the day. A...
September 26, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Ethereum, Mining, News, Platform, Tech
The crypto community is well aware of cryptojacking - a crypto-malware attack that uses the hosts’ computer power to mine cryptocurrencies without their knowledge. In what comes as unfortunate news for the budding community, the problem is only going to get worse. Per a report published by The McAfee Labs,...
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...
Security researchers have successfully modified BitFi’s hardware wallet and provided a demonstration of the device running Doom. BitFi’s response? “Prove it.” Security researchers are arranging a demonstration this weekend proving BitFi’s wallets can be hacked. Unhackable? Not So Much BitFi launched their hardware wallet in June as a way for...
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....
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