Deepfakes FakeApp tool (briefly) includes cryptominer

We take a look at what happens when one of the most popular DIY Deepfakes programs decides to monetise with a spot of coin mining. Surprise: it doesn't end well. Categories: Security world Technology Tags: coin miningcoinhivecryptodeepfakedeepfakesfakefakeappminermining (Read more...) The post Deepfakes FakeApp tool (briefly) includes cryptominer appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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SamSam ransomware infects Colorado Department of Transportation

SamSam ransomware is back and the Colorado Department of Transportation is its most recent victim. More than 2,000 agency computers had to be shut down on Feb 21 to prevent the ransomware from spreading across the entire infrastructure. According to CBS local news, the critical systems used to manage road traffic and alerts were not
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Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero are so popular because they’re secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking. The post Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin? appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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AVIEN resource page updates 22nd February 2018

CRYPTOCURRENCY/CRYPTO-MINING NEWS AND RESOURCES Sean Nichols for The Register: Guys, you’re killing us! LA Times homicide site hacked to mine crypto-coins on netizens’ PCs “The newspaper’s IT staffers left at least one of the publication’s Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage buckets wide open to anyone on the internet to freely change, update, and tamper.” Graham
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A week in security (February 12 – February 18)

A roundup of notable news stories from February 12–18, including Android cryptomining, phishing on a massive scale, Apple scams, and bug bounties. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: Androidcryptomininghealthcareinfosecsecurityvalentine's dayweekly roundup (Read more...) The post A week in security (February 12 – February 18) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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