Annual Protest Raises $250K to Cure Krebs

Annual Protest Raises $250K to Cure Krebs

For the second year in a row, denizens of a large German-language online forum have donated more than USD $250,000 to cancer research organizations in protest of a story KrebsOnSecurity published in ...
Coinhive, the in-browser cryptomining service beloved by hackers, is dead

Coinhive, the in-browser cryptomining service beloved by hackers, is dead

If you think back to last year, Coinhive was everywhere. The service offered any website an arguably legitimate way of generating income that didn’t rely upon online adverts. And plenty of well-known ...
CoinHive crypto-mining service announces shutdown

CoinHive crypto-mining service announces shutdown

CoinHive, hackers’ favorite crypto-mining service, has announced it is shutting down operations next month, saying it can no longer make a profit. Extensively used by bad actors to conduct cryptojacking campaigns, but ...
Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Call it Quits

Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Call it Quits

Roughly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity published a lengthy investigation into the individuals behind Coinhive[.]com, a cryptocurrency mining service that has been heavily abused to force hacked Web sites to mine virtual currency ...

News update: October 3rd

Filip Truta for Bitdefender: Researchers use Android password managers to make phishing attacks more practical “Simone Aonzo, Alessio Merlo, and Giulio Tavella from the University of Genoa and Yanick Fratantonio from EURECOM ...
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 ...
Obfuscated Coinhive shortlink reveals larger mining operation

Obfuscated Coinhive shortlink reveals larger mining operation

A web miner injected into compromised sites is just the tip of the iceberg for an infrastructure hosting malicious Windows and Linux coin miners. Categories: Cryptomining Threat analysis Tags: cnhvcoinhiveminingmoneroshortlinks (Read more...) ...
Google officially bans all crypto miners from Chrome web store

Google officially bans all crypto miners from Chrome web store

Cryptocurrency miners have become such a problem that Google is taking a radical measure to protect customers from stealthy miners disguised as legitimate browser extensions – banning any miner that even approaches ...
Coinhive Exposé Prompts Cancer Research Fundraiser

Coinhive Exposé Prompts Cancer Research Fundraiser

A story published here this week revealed the real-life identity behind the original creator of Coinhive -- a controversial cryptocurrency mining service that several security firms have recently labeled the most ubiquitous ...
Creator of cryptocurrency miner Coinhive reveals his identity

Creator of cryptocurrency miner Coinhive reveals his identity

“Monetize your business with your users’ CPU power.” That’s the alluring promise to make a fortune overnight through crypto-mining, the practice of using computing power to generate cryptocurrency – digital money that ...
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