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Crooks hacked Microsoft servers to mine Monero, they earned $63K in 3 months

Experts from security firm ESET discovered cyber criminals exploiting Microsoft Servers to mine Monero and already earned $63,000 in 3 Months. Mining cryptocurrencies is a profitable business, but it is also expensive because it needs significant investment in computing power. Crooks are using malicious code that steals computing resources of victims’
Publish At:2017-09-29 12:55 | Read:1474 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking botnet crypto currency Mic

New RETADUP Variants Hit South America, Turn To Cryptocurrency Mining

By Lenart Bermejo, Kenney Lu, and Cedric Pernet Several months ago, we discovered and exposed RETADUP malware in Israeli hospitals. We also learned that an Android malware known as “GhostCtrl” was stored in their infrastructure, which might be used for cyberespionage or cybercrime. Since then, we’ve encountered more samples in the wild. While RETADUP w
Publish At:2017-09-20 13:55 | Read:1334 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware cryptocurrency miner Monero RETADUP South America

Was Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Being Sneaky or Creative By Tricking Visitors Into Monero Mining

Users noticed a cryptocurrency miner surfaced on The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest torrenting for a day over the weekend. Pop quiz: would you rather A) see ad banners displayed at the top of the website, or B) mine Monero cryptocurrency when you visit a website? Judging by the number of downloads for ad blocking browser extensions, no one likes banner ads.
Publish At:2017-09-19 13:05 | Read:1530 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Bitcoin miner Monero Pirate B

Network Attacks Containing Cryptocurrency CPU Mining Tools Grow Sixfold

Since we last reported on a version of the ELF Linux/Mirai malware containing cryptocurrency coin-mining tools in April, the IBM X-Force has noticed a steep increase in the volume of coin central processing unit (CPU) mining tools used in cyberattacks, specifically those targeting enterprise networks. According to IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) data,
Publish At:2017-09-19 12:00 | Read:2157 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Security Services Threat Intelligence X-For

Kirk ransomware – A Star Trek Themed Ransomware that requests Monero payments

The researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware featuring a Star Trek theme, dubbed Kirk ransomware, the first one accepting Monero payments. Ransomware continues to be one of the most profitable cyber threats, for this reason, every week we see new strains of malware in the wild. The researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware featuring
Publish At:2017-03-20 16:20 | Read:1955 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Kirk Ransomware

Mal/Miner-C mining malware leverages NAS devices to spread itself

Experts from Sophos discovered Mal/Miner-C, a malware designed to abuse resources of the infected machine to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Malware researchers from security firm Sophos have analyzed a new strain of malware detected as Mal/Miner-C that was designed to abuse resources of the infected machine to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. The experts
Publish At:2016-09-12 05:30 | Read:2145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware cryptocurrency Cybercrime

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