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Cryptominers displace ransomware as the number one threat

During the first three months of 2018, cryptominers surged to the top of detected malware incidents, displacing ransomware as the number one threat, Comodo’s Global …

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2.5 billion crypto mining attempts detected in enterprise networks

The volume of cryptomining transactions has been steadily growing since Coinhive came out with its browser-based cryptomining service in September 2017. Some websites have …

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Google to purge cryptomining extensions from Chrome Web Store

In a bid to prevent Chrome users’ computers being covertly used for cryptocurrency mining, Google will try to purge the Chrome Web Store of extensions that hijack …

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Using biometrics to protect crypto currency

The rise of crypto currency is something that investors have monitored closely. Whether Bitcoin, Zcash or Ripple, the rise of this digital currency is here to stay. With this …

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Crypto mining runs rampant in higher education: Is it students?

The higher education sector exhibited a startling increase in potentially damaging cryptocurrency mining behaviors, according to Vectra. The Attacker Behavior Industry Report …

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Malware leverages web injects to empty users’ cryptocurrency accounts

Criminals trying to get their hands on victims’ cryptocurrency stashes are trying out various approaches. The latest one includes equipping malware with …

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Cybercriminals launder money through mansions, private islands and crypto currency

Cybercriminal proceeds make up an estimated 8-10 percent of total illegal profits laundered globally, amounting to an estimated $80-$200 billion each year, according to a …

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Binance offers $250,000 for info about hackers who targeted its users

Binance, the popular Chinese cryptocurrency exchange focusing on crypto-to-crypto trading, has put a $250,000 bounty on the heads of the attackers who tried to pull off a …

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Vulnerable Apache Solr, Redis, Windows servers hit with cryptominers

Vulnerable servers of all kinds are being targeted, compromised and made to mine cryptocurrencies for the attackers. Apache Solr servers under attack SANS ISC handler Renato …

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Cryptocurrency-stealing malware relies on victims copy-pasting wallet info

An unconventional email spam campaign has been delivering unusual cryptocurrency-stealing malware to American and Japanese users. The emails are sporting “Re: …

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Cryptojacking is the new malware

The success of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, is driving the increasing popularity of cryptomining, the process by which these currencies are earned. At its core, mining …

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The advent of GDPR could fuel extortion attempts by criminals

The number of exploit kit attacks is, slowly but surely, going down, and malware peddlers are turning towards more reliable tactics such as spam, phishing, and targeting …

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