Browsing the "Cryptojacking" Tag

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.

Cryptojackers Making Secondary Income Off Security Data Seizures: Report

| William Foxley

As monero's price fell in 2018, cryptojackers innovated by stealing user data like passwords and IP addresses.

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.

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.

New Crypto Mining Malware Seen to ‘Evolve,’ Say Researchers

| Yogita Khatri

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point say a relatively new form of crypto mining malware, dubbed KingMiner, is “evolving.”

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.

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.

Europol Warns of Crypto Hacks and Mining Malware in Latest Report

| Daniel Palmer

Europol has warned against the rising threats of cryptocurrency hacks and mining malware in a new report.

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.

Firefox Plans to Block Crypto Mining Malware in Future Releases

| Nikhilesh De

Mozilla Firefox intends to add a function to block cryptomining scripts on websites by default in one of its upcoming releases.