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Interpol Collaborates With Cybersecurity Firm to Tackle Cryptojacking

News Interpol has collaborated with cybersecurity firm Trend Micro to reduce cryptojacking affecting MikroTik routers across South-East Asia, according to a Jan. 8 press release. Though the collaboration reduced the number of affected devices by 78 percent, this is unlikely to have made a signific..

Two Russians Charged With Illicitly Mining Crypto on State Hardware

News Two Russian citizens are being prosecuted for allegedly targeting computers at state organizations to illicitly mine cryptocurrency. The two unnamed individuals purportedly infected the hardware with a program that mines cryptocurrency via a web browser, local media agency Tass reported on De..

Hackers Mass-Scanning Web for Docker Platforms to Mine Cryptocurrencies

News A group of hackers has launched a new cryptojacking campaign on Nov. 24, scanning as many as 59,000 IP networks to find Docker platforms that have API endpoints exposed online, business technology publication ZDNet reports Nov. 26. According to the report, the campaign is targeting vulnerable..

New Linux Malware Mines Crypto While Remaining Undetectable

News Two threat analysts recently stumbled upon new Linux malware that keeps its cryptocurrency mining operations hidden. On Sept. 16, Augusto Remillano II and Jakub Urbanec revealed in a post on Trend Micro, a security intelligence blog, that they found new Linux malware. According to the analyst..

15 Arrested in China for Allegedly Bribing Internet Cafe to Mine Crypto

News Chinese authorities arrested fifteen men suspected of corrupting an internet café administrator to mine cryptocurrency. Local crypto industry news outlet 8BTC reported on Sept. 3 that police in Henyang, a city in south central China’s Hunan province, arrested the man for cryptojacking. Over 9..

Report: Cryptojacking Campaigns Up by 29%, Ransomware Attacks Up 118%

News Cybersecurity company McAfee Labs has released its August 2019 threat report, which notes an increase in cryptojacking campaigns and ransomware attacks in Q1 2019. Cryptojacking on the riseMcAfee Labs posted their report on the company’s website on Aug. 28. According to the report, crypto jac..

Alleged Capital One Hacker Accused of Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency

News The individual accused of perpetrating a massive-scale hack of credit card issuer Capital One also allegedly hacked cloud customers’ servers to mine cryptocurrency for herself. Court filings published on Aug. 28 reveal that Paige A. Thompson has been indicted on charges of both perpetrating ..

French Police Shut Down 850,000 Computer Botnet Used for Cryptojacking

News French police have shut down a massive botnet that has been used for Monero (XMR) cryptojacking. Cryptojacking backed by “massive firepower”BBC News reported the development on Aug. 27. According to the police, the botnet was distributed by sending virus-laden emails with offers for erotic pi..

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..

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