Whatever happened to cryptojacking?

A couple of years ago it felt like you couldn’t turn your head in any direction without seeing another headline about cryptomining and – its more evil sibling – cryptojacking. Countless websites ...
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Assessing the Dangers Caused by Cryptojacking

Cryptojacking, also known as crypto mining, is an online threat hidden on a computer or a mobile device, using its resources to mine for cryptocurrencies. While doing so, cryptojacking takes over control ...
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Connected Toys: What Are the Security & Privacy Risks?

Connected Toys: What Are the Security & Privacy Risks?

(written with Eliyah Havemann and Dan Bloom) As we approach the end of the year and enter the season of holiday gifting, it’s an excellent time to weigh-in on “high tech” connected ...
8 Online Shopping Security Tips for Cyber Monday

8 Online Shopping Security Tips for Cyber Monday

As the online equivalent to Black Friday, Cyber Monday is among the biggest online shopping days of the year. Cyber Monday, along with Black Friday, heralds the beginning of the online holiday ...
Graboid Cryptojacking Worm Has Struck Over 2K Unsecured Docker Hosts

Graboid Cryptojacking Worm Has Struck Over 2K Unsecured Docker Hosts

Researchers discovered a new cryptojacking worm called “Graboid” that has spread to more than 2,000 unsecured Docker hosts. In its research, Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 team noted that it’s the first ...

Menlo’s Cloud Security Platform protects users from cryptomining attack

The Internet keeps getting weirder, and users are getting harder to protect. Yet Menlo Security continues to keep users safe ...
Nuclear plant workers in Ukraine caught using “free” energy to mine cryptocurrency

Nuclear plant workers in Ukraine caught using “free” energy to mine cryptocurrency

Despite losing some steam in recent times, the cryptocurrency mining craze is still alive and kicking. Ukrainian local media reports that workers at a nuclear power plant have been caught mining cryptocurrency ...
Figure 1 – Monero’s value in USD from December 2018 to June 2019, source - CoinGecko.com

Cryptojacking: An Unwanted Guest

We analyse a cryptojacking attack that mines the Monero cryptocurrency. The value of Monero in US dollars has more than doubled over the first half of 2019, from $46 to $98. The ...
Cyberthreats Your Business Isn’t Prepared For

Cyberthreats Your Business Isn’t Prepared For

You have backups in the event your business is hit by ransomware. You have prepared PR statements should there be any kind of customer data breach. You have been careful to keep ...
The End of CoinHive and the Rise of Cryptojacking

The End of CoinHive and the Rise of Cryptojacking

CoinHive is a service that was created in September 2017. It allows users to mine Monero cryptocurrency using JavaScript. CoinHive has remarkably changed the income models of content developers over the course ...