Tag: cryptojacking

  • Crypto

    Cryptocurrency Scam Alert: Mac Exchange Users Targeted

    Reports by a cyber security firm claim to have identified a piece of malware designed to beat the two-factor authentication commonly used to help protect various online accounts. The software steals credentials, including browser cookies, to allow access to cryptocurrency exchange accounts. CookieMiner, as the malware is known,...

    Rick D. | January 31, 2019 | 9:00 pm
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    South Korea Points to North Korea as Cryptojacking Culprit

    South Korean intelligence officials are pointing toward North Korea as being the responsible party behind a string of cryptojacking cases across the country. North Korea Continues to Mine for Crypto on South Korean Computers According to a new intelligence gathering report, prompted by an upcoming visit to North...

    Tony Spilotro | November 1, 2018 | 1:00 am
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    Checking Crypto Prices on Your Mac? Watch Out for Malware

    A popular cryptocurrency price ticker available to download for Apple’s Mac computer lineup includes malware that could expose investors to cyber criminals seeking to steal a user’s cryptocurrency holdings. CoinTicker Mac App Leaves Investors Exposed to Malware Cyber security firm Malwarebytes Labs, best known for their antivirus and...

    Tony Spilotro | October 31, 2018 | 6:00 am
  • Crypto

    Hackers Find Goldmine by Cryptojacking Indian Government Websites

    As the Indian government further complicates their stance on whether or not citizens should be allowed to trade and own cryptocurrencies, hackers have found a way to exploit government websites in order to make a fortune in cryptocurrency through a popular hack called cryptojacking. A team of security...

    Cole Petersen | September 17, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Cryptojacking

    Chinese Authorities Arrest Twenty Individuals Involved in Cryptojacking Scam

    Twenty individuals have been arrested in connection with a huge cryptojacking scam in the Shandong province of China. Those involved are thought to have successfully hijacked 3.89 million personal computers since 2015. Massive Chinese Cryptojacking Scam Uncovered It’s estimated that the cryptojacking scam netted those involved more than...

    Rick D. | July 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • Cybercrime

    Cybercrime Firm Warns of Rising Reports of Fake WannaCry Ransomware

    Cybercrime involving cryptocurrencies is on the rise. Today, the U.K.’s national reporting center for fraud and cyber crime, Action Fraud, has issued warnings about a new phishing campaign using the infamous WannaCry ransomware. Increase in Ransomware Action Fraud claimed last Friday that it had already received 300 reports...

    newsbtc | June 26, 2018 | 1:00 am
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    Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions Banned From Chrome Web Store

    Google have decided to take action against the recent rise in cases of cryptojacking. They announced today that they will no longer allow Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Blanket Ban on Crypto Mining Extensions The web giant stated that new submissions of extensions for their Chrome browser that...

    Rick D. | April 2, 2018 | 7:58 pm

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