Tag: botnet

  • Bitcoin

    Researchers Identify 15,000-Strong Botnet Scamming Crypto Twitter

    Cybersecurity firm Duo Security has released an analysis of the botnets of Twitter. During a lengthy paper on the topic, the team behind the research identified over 15,000 bots devoted to scamming users out of cryptocurrency. Duo Security Provide the Tools to Fight Back Against Botnets Researchers at...

    Rick D. | August 10, 2018 | 8:10 pm
  • Crypto

    Miners, Botnets, and Monero Create Perfect Storm for Cryptomining

    Several things have come together in a perfect storm to create the most recent crypto-crime trend: the ability to surreptitiously install illicit Monero miners on unsuspecting computers around the world. Windows servers, laptops, Android devices, and IoT connected devices are all at risk. The worst part? Targets often are unaware that...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 5, 2018 | 5:06 pm
  • iot
    Crypto

    IoT Devices Demonstrated to be Vulnerable to Mining Hack at Mobile World Congress

    Vulnerable IoT devices, from smartphones to security cameras and smart TVs can be hijacked and used mine cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity firm Avast demonstrated this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Czech-based firm showcased the problem by giving conference-goers a firsthand look at a “hacked” network, where inter-connected...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 1, 2018 | 10:30 pm
  • monero
    Crypto

    The Jenkins Miner is the Biggest Botnet Mining Monero

    Cryptocurrency mining operations come in many different shapes and sizes. 0Running a profitable Bitcoin mining firm requires a lot of hardware and space. For altcoin mining, things are very different. Unfortunately, the Jenkins Miner is not a legitimate operation. Although it is the biggest of its kind, it’s...

    JP Buntinx | February 18, 2018 | 4:00 am
  • botnet, bondnet, mining
    Crypto

    Botnet Mines Over $1000 Worth Cryptocurrency Everyday

    Cybersecurity at the time of cryptocurrencies must be taken seriously. The sheer processing power needed to mine cryptocurrencies and the increasing value of various digital currencies has got hackers and cybercriminals exploiting the processing power of unsecure IT infrastructure. A malware developer, allegedly based out of China was...

    Gautham | May 5, 2017 | 1:56 pm
  • Mirai IoT Botnet

    Source Code for Mirai Internet of Things Botnet Appears Online

    Security researchers have come across the source code for the Internet of Things botnet called Mirai. This botnet has been used to launch major DDoS attacks against various websites. Such a powerful tool could be used to shut down nearly any public website in existence today. Now that...

    JP Buntinx | October 2, 2016 | 2:02 pm
  • 'Pony' Botnet Steals Digital Currencies From Infected PCs

    Hundreds of thousands of computers have reportedly been affected by malware called ‘Pony’, which is allowing attackers to steal bitcoin and a slew of other digital currencies. The news was reported by a security firm called Trustwave, who notes that somewhere on the order of 85 digital wallets...

    Jayanand Sagar | February 24, 2014 | 6:58 pm
  • Uncategorized

    Developer Plug-In Turns iOS Apps Into Bitcoin Mining Botnet

    In what could potentially be called a very controversial idea, a company by the name of Icoplay has developed a plugin for iOS that essentially establishes a Bitcoin mining botnet. Icominer — as it’s called — is designed to help iOS app developers monetize their software, eliminating the...

    Jayanand Sagar | November 4, 2013 | 3:37 am

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