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 ...
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 ...
Student Loan Company Fought Off 1 Million Cyberattacks in a Year

Student Loan Company Fought Off 1 Million Cyberattacks in a Year

The financial services industry registered three times more security incidents than any other industry in 2018. According to data released under Freedom of Information legislation, UK government organization The Student Loans Company ...
Stealing Infrastructure Cryptomining Attacks

Juniper Networks: Cryptomining Exploit Targeting Docker Containers

Juniper Networks revealed today cybercriminals are now employing Docker containers to surreptitiously run cryptomining malware on public clouds. Researchers at Juniper Threat Labs have discovered an infection in the wild that hunts ...
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No cryptocurrency exchange can fully guarantee security, researchers say

No cryptocurrency exchange can fully guarantee security, researchers say

2017 saw many risk-takers rack up small fortunes by riding the Bitcoin wave, but some ended up in tears — their accounts hacked and their crypto-wallets emptied. While you might be tempted ...
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...) ...
Stealing Infrastructure Cryptomining Attacks

Study: More than 5 Percent of Monero Cryptocurrency was Mined by Malware

Unauthorized cryptocurrency mining has been one of the major malware trends this year, with attackers managing to mine more than 5 percent of Monero coins currently in circulation using abused devices. Researchers ...
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