New Monero Botnet Looks Like Last Year’s Outlaw Attack

A rogue botnet uses a brute force attack and Secure Shell (SSH) exploit to give the attackers remote access to victim’s systems in order to mine Monero.

Markets  ·  13 June 2019

Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report

The average payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019 – largely due to one variant called Ryuk.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 April 2019

PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 April 2019

Fake MetaMask App on Google Play Store Hosted Crypto Malware

Ethereum dapp service MetaMask was targeted by crypto-stealing malware found on Google's Play Store.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 February 2019

Crypto Mining Malware Has Netted Nearly 5% of All Monero, Says Research

Hackers have mined at least 4.32 percent of the total monero in circulation, worth nearly $40 million today, according to new research.

Markets  ·  10 January 2019

Crypto Price Tracker Poses Malware Threat for Macs: Report

A legitimate-looking cryptocurrency price tracker app may also be monitoring users' keystrokes, according to Malwarebytes.

Business  ·  31 October 2018

Fake Cheat for Popular Game Fortnite Hides Bitcoin-Targeting Malware

A supposed cheat for the massively popular video game Fortnite turns out to be malware designed to steal bitcoin wallet login details.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 October 2018

1 Million Computers Hacked to Mine $2 Million-Worth of Cryptos

Hackers reportedly reaped more than $2 million in different cryptocurrencies after spreading malware across computers in China.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 July 2018

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800k in Siacoin Cryptocurrency

A group of hackers have allegedly colluded with computer maintenance firms in China to place malware on internet cafe computers to mine cryptos.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 June 2018

New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero

A monero cryptominer based on XMRig is hijacking Macs, causing high CPU and fan usage.

Business  ·  24 May 2018

A New Facebook Messenger Malware Is Targeting Crypto Users

FacexWorm, a malicious Chrome extension, has been recast to target cryptocurrency exchanges.

Markets  ·  2 May 2018

Monero Mining Malware Attack Linked to Egyptian Telecom Giant

Thousands of devices allegedly affected by malware across Egypt, Turkey and Syria.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 March 2018

Telegram Founder: Crypto Mining Malware Attack Isn’t Due to App Flaw

A cybersecurity firm says Telegram has been exploited for crypto mining by hackers, but the messaging app's founder says it is not to blame.

Policy & regulation  ·  13 February 2018

UK Government Websites Hit By Crypto Mining Malware

More than 4,000 websites, including some owned by the U.K. government, have been affected by malware that exploits visitors' computers to mine monero.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 February 2018

Botnet Infects Half a Million Servers to Mine Thousands of Monero

A cryptocurrency miner botnet has infected more than half a million machines, hijacking them to mine as much as $3.6 million worth of monero.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 February 2018