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Cryptojacking Code Found in Eleven Open Libraries, Thousands Infected

News A Cryptojacking code was found in 11 open-source code libraries written in Ruby, which have been downloaded thousands of times. Industry news outlet Decrypt reported on Aug. 21 that cryptojacking code has been added to 11 open-source Ruby libraries distributed on the RubyGems platform. Per th..

Researchers Find Monero Mining Malware That Hides From Task Manager

News Cybersecurity company Varonis has discovered a new cryptojacking virus, dubbed “Norman,” that aims to mine the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) and evade detection. Varonis published a report about Norman on Aug.14. According to the report, Varonis found Norman as one of many cryptojacking viruse..

XMR Cryptojacking Malware Smominru Updated, Now Targeting User Data

News Malware Smominru mines Monero (XMR) on at least half a million infected computers and now also steals sensitive personal data. An updated malwareCybersecurity company Carbon Black claimed that its Threat Analysis Unit “uncovered a secondary component in a well-known cryptomining campaign” in ..

Researchers Discover New Cryptocurrency-Focused Trojan

News Computer analysts at cybersecurity firm Zscaler ThreatLabZ have found a new type of trojan that targets cryptocurrency users. In a blog post published on Aug. 8, the company reveals that it identified a new remote-access trojan (RAT) that is able to capture administrative control of the targe..

Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

News Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. The news was revealed in a report from ESET Research published on June 20. According to ESET, the new malware, dubbed “LoudMiner,” uses v..

Hodler’s Digest, June 10–16: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Hodler’s Digest Top Stories This WeekCCN casts doubt on shutdown plans as Google appears to correct visibilityCryptocurrency news outlet CCN (formerly CryptoCoinsNews) is apparently not going through with its total shutdown, as reported earlier this week. The outlet had previously posted a note th..

Trend Micro: Outlaw Hacking Group’s Botnet Is Now Spreading a Monero Miner

News Cybersecurity company Trend Micro claims to have detected a web address spreading a botnet featuring a monero (XMR) mining component alongside a backdoor. The malware was described on Trend Micro’s official blog on June 13. Per the report, the firm attributes the malware to Outlaw Hacking Gro..

Trend Micro: Cybercriminals Use Obfuscation Trick to Install Crypto Mining Malware

News Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has confirmed that attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic server to install monero (XMR) mining malware, while using certificate files as an obfuscation trick. The news was revealed in a Trend Micro blog post published on June 10. ..

Trend Micro Detects Major Uptick in New Strain of XMR Malware Targeting China-Based Systems

News Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a major uptick in monero (XMR) cryptojacking malware targeting China-based systems this spring. The news was revealed in an official Trend Micro announcement on June 5. As previously reported, cryptojacking is an industry term for stealth crypto min..

Trend Micro: BlackSquid Malware Infects Servers to Install Monero Cryptojacking Software

News Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announced that it found a malware dubbed BlackSquid that infects web servers employing eight different security exploits and installs mining software. The findings were announced in a blog post published on June 3. Per the report, the malware targets web servers..

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