A week in security (May 14 – May 20)

A roundup of security news from May 14 – May 20, including Mac malware, machine learning, advergaming, tech support scams, and much more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: facebookgdprmac malwaremachine ...

A week in security (April 23 – April 29)

A roundup of security news from April 23 – April 29, including worms, GDPR, DDoS markets, and more. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: adminddosgdprminersminingroundupweek in security (Read more...) The post A week in ...
Deepfakes FakeApp tool (briefly) includes cryptominer

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 ...
New Deepfakes forum goes mining with Coinhive

New Deepfakes forum goes mining with Coinhive

With the collapse of the main Deepfakes hubs on Reddit, users have moved away to other forums. Problem is, at least one of them is mining for cryptocurrency. Can your PC handle ...
Ransomware’s difficult second album

Ransomware’s difficult second album

We take a look at the difficulties faced by ransomware authors as they try to adapt and evolve to the next form of stealthier Bitcoin hoarding: cryptocurrency mining. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: ...
15 Million People Worldwide Affected by a Single Monero Mining Operation

15 Million People Worldwide Affected by a Single Monero Mining Operation

A single Monero cryptocurrency mining operation has used malware delivery techniques to affect at least 15 million people worldwide. The campaign, which has been active since at least October 2017, delivers its ...
Crypto-Miner Named the “Most Wanted” Malware for December 2017

Crypto-Miner Named the “Most Wanted” Malware for December 2017

A JavaScript-based cryptocurrency miner earned the top spot in a list of the “most wanted” malware for December 2017. For its final Global Threat Index of 2017, Check Point observed Coinhive supplant ...
Someone hacked Blackberry to steal computing power for mining cryptocurrency

Someone hacked Blackberry to steal computing power for mining cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive is again in the news for misuse by a customer, this time involving handset maker Blackberry. Apparently, someone hacked into the company’s global operations website and used it ...
Protect Yourself Against Social Engineering in the Age of Cryptocurrency

Protect Yourself Against Social Engineering in the Age of Cryptocurrency

“Bitcoin,” “Litecoin,” “Ethereum,” and “cryptocurrency” have rapidly become household names, though many households don’t have a firm understanding of the technology behind cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. To be fair, this lack of ...
Monero Mining Software Found on Oil Transport Company’s Systems

Monero Mining Software Found on Oil Transport Company’s Systems

An oil transportation company discovered someone had installed Monero-mining software on its systems without its authorization. On 14 December, Vladimir Rushailo, vice president of the Russian state-owned transport monopoly Transneft, revealed that ...
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