No cryptocurrency exchange can fully guarantee security, researchers say

No cryptocurrency exchange can fully guarantee security, researchers say

2017 saw many risk-takers rack up small fortunes by riding the Bitcoin wave, but some ended up in tears — their accounts hacked and their crypto-wallets emptied. While you might be tempted ...
Raising the Bar for Ethical Cryptocurrency Mining

Raising the Bar for Ethical Cryptocurrency Mining

In our last article, we discussed how cybercriminals are launching drive-by mining attacks to gain access to people’s crypto-wallets. In this article, we will continue the discussion, explain what ethical mining is ...

A week in security (July 30 – August 5)

A roundup of the security news from July 30 – August 5, including cryptomining, big data, social engineering, and more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: big databreachcryptominingfacebookmalwarerecapredditSocial Engineeringspamsteam cryptominerweekly blog ...

A game that cryptojacks, a town under seige, and more data breaches | Avast

Steam game found to be secretly cryptomining “Malicious cryptomining has become so popular among cybercriminals that it has earned its own name: cryptojacking,” states Avast security evangelist Luis Corrons. “It is one ...
Clever cryptojacking campaign targets MicroTik routers. If you own one, patch now!

Clever cryptojacking campaign targets MicroTik routers. If you own one, patch now!

Hackers are conducting several malware campaigns involving cryptojacking tools and vulnerable MikroTik routers. Their clever technique eliminates the need to infect websites with cryptojacking malware, and instead shifts the focus onto unpatched ...
Steam Alert: Abstractism Game Exploited Gamers’ CPU for Cryptomining

Steam Alert: Abstractism Game Exploited Gamers’ CPU for Cryptomining

Numerous Steam users have reported that a game titled Abstractism is consuming way too much CPU power to mine for cryptocurrency. The game was also selling marketplace items that were masqueraded as ...
Drive-By Cryptomining: Another Way Cyber-Criminals Are Trying to Evade Detection

Drive-By Cryptomining: Another Way Cyber-Criminals Are Trying to Evade Detection

By the end of the last year, we saw a drastic rise in drive-by cryptocurrency mining activities and it is quite alarming to note that cyber-criminals are getting smarter and smarter day-by-day ...
Steam Games Abstractism Is Virus Crypto Miner and TF2 Scam Items

Steam game Abstractism pulled after cryptomining accusations

Valve has pulled a game from its online Steam store after allegations were made that it was exploiting players’ computer resources to mine for cryptocurrency. Warning bells rang for players of the ...
Unknown attacker runs off with $7.7 million in KickCoin after hacking 40 wallets

Unknown attacker runs off with $7.7 million in KickCoin after hacking 40 wallets

The cryptocurrency craze is showing no signs of stopping as exchanges and ICO (Initial Coin Offering) platforms continue to experience breaches and virtual robberies. The latest such example comes from KICKICO, whose ...
Google Play Store no longer accepts crypto-mining apps

Google Play Store no longer accepts crypto-mining apps

Taking a leaf from Apple’s rulebook regarding cryptocurrency mining, Google has updated its Play Store guidelines to keep shady financial instruments out of its Android applications venue. Over on the Google Play ...
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