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Cyber Security Firm Trustwave Detects Crypto-jacking Malware on the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Website

A November 19 post by cybersecurity firm Trustwave has indicated that hackers had infected global non-profit organization, make-a-wish foundation’s network, with dangerous malware. Trustwaves’s researchers have revealed that the crypto-jackers managed to virtually lodge a JavaScript (js) miner CoinImp, into the organization’s domain for the purposes of illegally mining Monero (XMR). Not only did the […]

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20 Year Old Charged with Stealing $5 Million worth of Crypto

California authorities have reportedly arrested a student who is suspected of stealing 5 million dollars’ worth of Bitcoin and also a few Altcoins through a scam technique known as “Sim jacking”. Tech news site Motherboard which reported the incident also claims to have obtained that 20-year-old university student, Joel Ortiz, had been accused of jacking […]

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Nearly 400 websites were infected with Coinhive code in the latest cryptojacking incident

Cryptojacking, i.e. hijacking unsuspecting users computers for surreptitious cryptocurrency mining, has become a persistent issue. In the latest such incident, nearly 400 websites were infected with a Coinhive crypto mining code. Cryptocurrency mining is a complex, resource-intensive, and competitive process. A combination of specially designed hardware, special-purpose software, and their users is called “Miner”. A […]

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Crypto mining malware targets Monero !

‘Cryptojacking’, i.e. using unsuspecting users computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies surreptitiously, is becoming increasingly common. In the latest such incident, crypto mining malware designed to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency was used to infect Linux server, taking advantage of five-year-old security vulnerability. Cryptocurrency mining is a complex, resource-intensive, and competitive process. A combination of specially designed […]

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Scammers are Turning their Focus to Bitcoins and other Cryptocurrencies

Author : Kate Yong There is an indisputable growth in the popularity of Bitcoin especially with its rapidly rising price within the year of 2017 from US$1083.24 in February to US$19,343.04 by December. This rise is alongside many other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, Zcash, and many more with Bitcoin leading the pack. […]

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Massive malware attack, installs crypto-miner on Windows Systems

The trend of hijacking unsuspecting users computer to mine cryptocurrency continues, and the attacks take different forms. On March 6th, Windows Defender Anti-Virus (AV) detected and largely blocked a malware that infected nearly 500,000 computers and installed cryptocurrency miner code without the knowledge of users. Cryptocurrency mining is a complex, resource-intensive, and competitive process. A […]