Category: Malware

Cryptojacking Overtakes Ransomware as Top Malware in Some Countries

Cryptojacking, the unauthorized use of another’s hardware to mine cryptocurrency, has become the biggest cyber threat in many parts of…

Report: Number of Routers Affected by Crypto Malware Doubled Since August, Reaching 415K

The number of MikroTik routers affected by cryptojacking malware has repotedly doubled since summer 2018, reaching 415,000, security researcher VriesHd…

Kaspersky: Cryptojacking Increasingly Popular Attack Vector for Botnets

A new bulletin from Russian internet security company Kaspersky Labs published Nov. 28 states that crypto mining malware became increasingly…

McAfee Labs Warns Over New Russian Monero Cryptojacking Malware ‘WebCobra’

Internet security provider and research lab McAfee Labs has uncovered new malware which secretly uses consumer devices to mine Monero…

New Linux-Targeting Crypto-Mining Malware Combines Hiding and Upgrading Capabilities

Japanese multinational cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a new strain of crypto-mining malware that targets PCs running Linux, according…

South Korea: Four ‘Young’ Hackers Booked in Cryptojacking Case Targeting Over 6,000 PCs

Four “young” hackers have been arrested in a cryptojacking case involving over 6,000 computers in what is allegedly South Korea’s…

Crypto Price Tracker Poses Malware Threat for Macs: Report

A cryptocurrency ticker application called CoinTicker appears to be installing two backdoors on Apple Macs, cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes warned Monday.…

Crypto Price Tracking App CoinTicker Installs Backdoors to Control Host Computer: Report

Cybersecurity publications were sounding the alarm over cryptocurrency malware again Monday, Oct. 29 after a Malwarebytes forum user reported a…

Experts Warn of Cryptojacking Malware That Mimics Adobe Flash Updates

Researchers have identified cryptojacking malware that conceals itself behind a fake Adobe Flash update. The finding has been revealed in…

Brazil Tops List of Cryptojacking Coinhive Victims, Iranian Cybersecurity Authority Warns

The highest number of recorded incidents of Coinhive cryptojacking software have taken place in Brazil, Iran’s country’s cybersecurity authority revealed…

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