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Siacoin Mining Malware Generates Nearly $1 Million, 16 Arrested

Cryptjacking is fast becoming a popular way for cyber crooks to make money. For instance, around 5% of the cryptocurrency Monero currently in circulation is estimated to have been mined fraudulently, according to security firm Palo Alto Networks. Over the weekend it was reported that a ring of cyber criminals in China had conspired with computer maintenance companies in the ...

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Amazon Fire TV Devices Have Their Own Dedicated Crypto Mining Malware

Malicious cryptocurrency mining applications take many different forms these days. While they’re mainly targeted at Windows and mobile users, it seems a new virus is making the rounds. This particular malware is problematic, as it targets Amazon Fire TV devices, which is a rather unusual development. Amazon Fire TV Devices and Cryptocurrency Mining Criminals have gotten a lot craftier when ...

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Crypto Mining Company Responds to Android Malware Outbreaks

A mining equipment company CEO has responded to issues raised by mining malware hacks infiltrating Amazon Fire software and Android devices saying that it is not representative of the industry. Talking to NewsBTC, he also said that more crypto mining companies are likely to get listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). ‘It Gives Crypto a Bad Name’ NewsBTC reported ...

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5 Percent of Monero in Circulation Was Mined Through Malware, Research Finds

A June 11 report by network and enterprise security company Palo Alto Networks has found that around 5 percent of all Monero (XMR) in circulation was mined maliciously. According to the research, the mining has been done via cryptojacking, the practice of using other users’ computers’ processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owners’ permission. Josh Grunzweig of the ...

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Crypto Mining Malware Takes Over Amazon Fire Products

Mining malware is everywhere today as more and more IoT devices move into our houses and workplaces, now there is one variant that can turn a TV into a crypto mining rig. Even TV’s are Getting Sick Now It has been reported that instances of mining virus malware infection are up 4000% this year and blackhats are infecting everything internet ...

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Operation Prowli Malware Infects Over 40,000 Machines, Which Were Used for Crypto Mining

The GuardiCore security team has discovered a malicious traffic manipulation and cryptocurrency mining campaign, according to an announcement published June 6. The campaign infected over 40,000 machines across various industries, including finance, education, and government. The campaign called Operation Prowli used various techniques like exploits and password brute-forcing to spread malware and take over devices, such as web servers, modems, ...

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Monero Mining Malware Hits Apple Macs

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A new Mac-based cryptojacking attack was reported this past week on Apple’s forums, forcing users to unwittingly run software that mines privacy coin monero. According to a Malwarebytes Labs blog post, the software was discovered when a user noticed that a process called “mshelper” consumed suspiciously-large amounts ...

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New Mac Malware Monero Miner Discovered

Crypto mining is on the rise as bad actors have discovered decentralized mining is a lot cheaper than setting up a rig and paying the electricity bills to compete with massive mining pools and Apple users are not immune from being crypto jacked. Mac Cryptominer uses Legitimet Software In an earlier story this year NewsBTC reported that crypto jacking or ...

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Mining Malware Continues To Dominate Cybersecurity Threats By Seeking Out New Vulnerabilities

Mining malware may now be painfully familiar to anyone with even a passing awareness of cryptocurrency, but so far businesses and consumers alike are failing to significantly curb its growing threat. On May 14, Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point released its latest Global Threat Index, and for the fifth consecutive month it found that the Coinhive crypto-miner is the “most ...

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New Malware MEWKit | Watch Your Accounts On Myetherwallet

According to security research firm RiskIQ, a criminal group planned a phishing attack using a malware called MEWKit. A Phishing Attack Program Called MEWKit This new type of phishing crime is called MEWKit. This kind of program will steal money from the victim’s wallet through a front-end program that mimics the MyEtherWallet. According to security researchers, criminals using MEWKit will also use ...

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