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Google Moves to Protect Chrome Users From Cryptojacking and Hacks

| Daniel Palmer

Google is bringing in stricter rules for Chrome extension developers, a move should reduce the risk of crypto hacks and mining malware.

Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year

| Aditi Hudli

A report by a group of cybersecurity researchers found that cryptojacking instances jumped more than 400 percent in a year.

Cryptojacking Scripts Found on Local Indian Government Sites

| Nikhilesh De

Municipal government websites in Andhra Pradesh are running cryptojacking scripts, a group of security researchers found earlier this month.

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‘Cryptojacking’ Software Attack Hits Hundreds of Websites

| David Floyd

The latest cryptojacking attack affects outdated versions of a major content management system.

UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC ‘Cryptojacking’

| Nikhilesh De

The UK National Cyber Security Centre highlighted the rising number of browser apps which force computers to mine cryptocurrencies in a new report.

Capital One Hacker Used Stolen Computing Power to Mine Crypto

| Daniel Kuhn

Capital One hacker Paige Thompson had been using stolen computing power to mine cryptocurrencies, a federal grand jury indictment revealed.

UN Investigating 35 North Korean Military-Funding Cyberattacks

| Daniel Palmer

A more detailed U.N. report says North Korea is attacking banks via the SWIFT network, hacking crypto exchanges and cryptojacking.

Firefox Browser Adds Option to Automatically Block Crypto Mining Scripts

| Yogita Khatri

Mozilla has released an update for its Firefox browser which includes an option to block cryptocurrency mining scripts on websites.

New Crypto-Mining Malware Targeting Asian Firms With NSA Tools

| Yogita Khatri

A new form of malware discovered by Symantec is targeting enterprises using leaked NSA tools to infect networks and mine monero.

8 Illicit Crypto-Mining Windows Apps Removed From Microsoft Store

| Daniel Palmer

Eight apps have been removed from Microsoft's app store after Symantec found they could illicitly mine cryptocurrency.