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The latest cryptojacking attack affects outdated versions of a major content management system.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

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.

Crypto Mining Malware Has Netted Nearly 5% of All Monero, Says Research

| Yogita Khatri

Hackers have mined at least 4.32 percent of the total monero in circulation, worth nearly $40 million today, according to new research.

Botnets Are Being Repurposed for Crypto Mining Malware: Kaspersky

| Aditi Hudli

A security bulletin released by Kaspersky Labs states that botnets are increasingly being used to distribute illicit crypto mining software.