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More Than Half of UK Companies Hit by Cryptojacking Malware at Some Point

As much as 59 percent of U.K. companies have been affected by cryptojacking malware at some point. Roughly half of those cases took place in the previous month, news outlet Internet of Business reports August 15, citing a research commissioned by Citrix. According to Internet of Business, the research, commissioned by software company Citrix and performed by OnePoll, asked 750 ...

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Bitcoin ATM Malware for Sale on the Dark Web

Malware targeting Bitcoin ATMs has reportedly been found online for sale on underground dark web sites that sell various illegal goods and services. The malware does not come cheap, as it is being sold for $25,000. The seller has reportedly received over 100 customer reviews, which indicates that the expensive piece of malware has generated substantial income. The malware is ...

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Ready-to-Use Malware for Bitcoin ATMs Found for Sale Online

Tokyo-based security software manufacturer Trend Micro has found Bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machine (ATM) malware available for purchase online, according to a blog post published August 7. In the blog post, Trend Micro cites an advertisement posted by an “apparently established and respected” user on a darknet forum. For the price of $25,000, criminals could purchase Bitcoin ATM malware accompanied ...

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Op Ed: Addressing the Threat of Cryptomining Malware

One major class of attacks to hit the hacking landscape recently is cryptomining. While cryptomining on its own supports a good cause when being done consciously, it also allows nefarious actors to make a lot of money fast, and, with the sheer number of cryptocurrencies available to mine, it is becoming a popular choice for attackers. The technique essentially involves ...

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Rogue Security Analyst Tries to Sell Top-Secret iPhone Malware for $50 Million in Cryptocurrency

A lead programmer working for NSO Group, the Israeli cybersecurity firm behind the notorious Pegasus iPhone malware has been arrested after a failed attempt to illegally sell the top-secret spyware to an unauthorized party via the dark web in exchange for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency. A report from the Times of Israel states that the 38-year-old engineer from the Netanya has ...

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Chinese Police Arrest Malware Developers Who Hacked $2 Million in Crypto

The developers are responsible for hacking millions of computers to hack a total of $2 million in cryptocurrencies. Computers were initially infected with a mining program and a mining monitoring software — whenever the latter detected CPU utilization below 50%, the former would silently start mining in the background. The cycle was repeated endlessly, with all the proceeds being sent ...

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“Dumb” Malware Targets Mac Crypto Miners

Mac miners beware, black hats are attempting to infect machines with malware that has been dubbed “OSX.Dummy.” Dumb Malware Created to Trap Dumb Mac Users Crypto enthusiasts who access discussion channels using Slack, Discord and possibly other messaging platforms be forewarned that if using a Mac someone may be trying to lure you into a trap. The culprits are impersonating administrators on ...

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‘Dumb’ MacOS Malware Attacks Slack, Discord Users Discussing Crypto

Security researchers have discovered MacOS malware attacks targeting Slack and Discord users talking about cryptocurrencies, SC Media UK reports July 2. Remco Verhoef, founder of network security firm DutchSec, posted about the malware on June 30th in a blog post for the information security and cybersecurity training Sans Institute. According to Verhoef, the attacks impersonate administrators or “key people” in ...

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2.3 Million Bitcoin Addresses Targeted by Malware That ‘Hijacks’ Windows Clipboard

A new attack on Bitcoin users which gains control of Windows clipboard to swap out addresses is already monitoring 2.3 million targets, sources reported June 30. The malware, part of a family of threats known as “clipboard hijackers,” secretly gains control of memory, running in the background to ensure users do not notice its presence. It then replaces the Bitcoin ...

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