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# ransomware 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,...
November 30, 2018 by at Altcoins, Business, Finance, News, Tech
The growing popularity of cryptocurrencies has forced cybercriminals to invest resources in the development of more robust mining technologies to replace the typical ransomware Trojans, reports Kaspersky Lab’s cyber threat research arm Securelist, November 28, 2018. Cryptojacking Almost as Famous as Ransomware Attacks A cybersecurity bulletin titled “Story of the...
Officials from the City of Valdez are in the final phases of recovering information from its servers after four months of it being held by cyber-criminals demanding a bitcoin ransom, KTUU reported on November 18, 2018. Cyberattack That Held City's Info for Ransom in Final Recovery Phase A small Alaskan...
October 1, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Finance, Mining, News, Platform, Tech
A cybersecurity breach at the Port of San Diego on September 25 described as “serious cybersecurity incident” by Port CEO Randa Conglio was, in fact, a ransomware attack by cybercriminals demanding bitcoin. This was revealed in a report on September 28, 2018, in the Times of San Diego quoting Conglio....
September 30, 2018 by at Altcoins, Crime, Interviews, Mining, News
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...
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