Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users

Android users have been exposed to drive-by cryptomining in one of the largest campaigns that we have detected so far. Categories: Threat analysis Tags: AndroidBotCAPTCHAcoinhivecrypto miningcryptominingdrive-by (Read more...) The post Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: chromefreezeGooglejamtech support scams (Read more...) The post Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware

German users are being targeted with a rogue patch for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: germanmalwareMeltdownphishingsmoke loaderSmoke Loader MalwaresmokeloaderSpectre (Read more...) The post Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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RIG exploit kit campaign gets deep into crypto craze

We take a look at a prolific campaign that is focused on the distribution of coin miners via drive-by download attacks. We started to notice larger-than-usual payloads from the RIG exploit kit around November 2017, a trend that has continued more recently via a campaign dubbed Ngay. Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags: bitcoinBytecoincryptocurrencycryptominerscryptominingdrive-by downloadsDrive-by miningElectroneumexploit kitsmalvertisingmoneroNgayRIG EK (Read more...) The post RIG exploit kit campaign gets deep into crypto craze appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Tech support scammers make browser lockers more resilient

Closing tech support scam pop-ups is becoming more challenging as crooks come up with more tricks for browser lockers. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: browlockbrowser lockerpopundertech support scamsTSS (Read more...) The post Tech support scammers make browser lockers more resilient appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Seamless campaign serves RIG EK via Punycode

The most prolific gate to the RIG exploit kit is coming in a different flavor. The Seamless campaign is now using a domain name with foreign characters translated by Punycode. Categories: Exploits Threat analysis Tags: phishingPunycoderamnitRamnit TrojanRIGRIGEKSeamlesstrojan (Read more...) The post Seamless campaign serves RIG EK via Punycode appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Persistent drive-by cryptomining coming to a browser near you

If you think closing your browser window to leave a site that runs a cryptominer will stop the mining process, think again. Persistent drive-by cryptomining has arrived. Categories: Cybercrime Malware Tags: coinhiveCryptojackingcryptominingDrive-by miningmoneropopunder (Read more...) The post Persistent drive-by cryptomining coming to a browser near you appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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