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Monero Cryptominer Attack Exploits Exchange Server Flaw

It didn’t take threat actors long to jump on a vulnerability affecting Microsoft Exchange mail server software. While exploits involving an array of malware from ransomware to webshells are well-documented, Sophos researchers ...
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Can You Crack Monero? IRS Offers $625,000 Bounty for Anyone Who Can Break Privacy of Cryptocurrency

Can You Crack Monero? IRS Offers $625,000 Bounty for Anyone Who Can Break Privacy of Cryptocurrency

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The IRS want to trace Monero transactions, which – unlike Bitcoin – are entirely private Cracking Monero could help the IRS trace those who have avoided paying tax, and assist in criminal ...
Attackers Demand $7.5 Million in Monero after Hacking Argentine Telco

Attackers Demand $7.5 Million in Monero after Hacking Argentine Telco

Argentina’s largest telecom was recently hit by ransomware, with the attackers demanding a huge ransom, and setting a deadline for today. Telecom, a leading operator in the country, is being held for ...
11-Plus Supercomputers Hacked With Cryptominers

11-Plus Supercomputers Hacked With Cryptominers

High-performance computers across Europe have been shut down to clear out malware infestations. There’s also evidence of attacks in the US ...
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VictoryGate Monero-Mining Botnet Spread via Infected USB Devices

VictoryGate Monero-Mining Botnet Spread via Infected USB Devices

A previously undocumented botnet called “VictoryGate” propagated via infected USB devices in order to perform Monero-mining functionality. Slovakian security firm ESET revealed that it had sinkholed several command-and-control (C&C) domains so that ...
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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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Monero download site and binaries compromised

Monero download site and binaries compromised

IntroductionEarlier this evening I saw a tweet appear which claimed Monero has been hacked and a malicious binary (instead of the real one) has been served:Warning Monero users: If you downloaded Monero ...
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 ...
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 ...