Monero-Mining Malware ‘Crackonosh’ Has Infected 222K Computers, Researchers Find

The virus has yielded over $2 million worth of XMR for its authors, security firm Avast said in a Thursday report.

Tech  ·  24 June 2021

This Elusive Malware Has Been Targeting Crypto Wallets for a Year

With custom domains and apps, advertising and a social media presence, the ElectroRAT malware operation targeting crypto wallets is extensive.

Tech  ·  6 January 2021

Newly Discovered Malware Has Arsenal of Tricks to Help It Steal Crypto

Cybersecurity researchers said "KyberCibule" covertly mines for privacy coin monero and could also steal victims' passwords and divert crypto funds.

Tech  ·  2 September 2020

New Malware Spotted in the Wild That Puts Cryptocurrency Wallets at Risk

Using forked code from Loki malware, Anubis can steal cryptocurrency wallet IDs, system info, credit card details and other information.

Tech  ·  1 September 2020

Thousands of Microsoft Servers Infected by Crypto-Mining Botnet Since 2018, Says Report

The attackers have apparently been targeting Microsoft SQL database servers to mine cryptocurrency for two years.

News  ·  1 April 2020

Monero Hacker Group ‘Outlaw’ Is Back and Targeting American Business: Report

Outlaw, a group specializing in cryptojacking machines to mine monero, has returned after a brief hiatus and is expanding its global reach, according to Trend Micro.

News  ·  11 February 2020

MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Bears Circle While Hackers Rethink Their Malware Strategy

No lions or tigers, just bears. Here's CoinDesk Markets Daily with Adam B. Levine and Brad Keoun.

Markets  ·  18 December 2019

Crypto-Mining Attacks Fell Sharply in 2019 but Ransomware Is Trending: Kaspersky

In the cat-and-mouse game between hackers and users, less-lucrative crypto-mining malware fell out of favor this year.

Tech  ·  18 December 2019

Cryptojacking Malware Devs Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Two members of Romanian hacker gang Bayrob Group were sentenced to two decades in prison after their malware mined crypto on 400,000 infected computers.

News  ·  9 December 2019

New Malware Swaps Out Crypto Wallet Addresses as You Type Them

A newly discovered piece of malware can secretly steal your crypto wallets and passwords.

Markets  ·  27 September 2019

‘Panda’ Crypto Malware Group Has Nabbed $100K in Monero Since 2018

Cisco Talos has identified a group behind a spate of cryptocurrency-mining malware attacks targeting enterprise networks globally.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 September 2019

Cryptomining Malware Targets Back-to-School Students With Fake Textbooks

Security experts have found thousands of pieces of malware on ebook download sites.

Markets  ·  5 September 2019

New Crypto-Stealing Ransomware Targets Fortnite Players

A new ransomware masquerades as a Fortnite cheat and asks victims to pay up in crypto.

Markets  ·  26 August 2019

New Malware Miner Sneakily Hides When Task Manager Is Open

Meet "Norman" – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 August 2019

Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China

Bounties demanded by the Ryuk hackers reach upwards of $5 million to be paid in bitcoin, according to the FBI.

Markets  ·  18 July 2019