Browsing the "Cryptojacking" Tag

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.

Crypto Mining Attacks Soar in First Half of 2018

| Nikhilesh De

Instances of crypto-mining malware jumped by almost 1,000 percent in the year up to June 2018, according to a Trend Micro report.

Steam Yanks Game From Marketplace Over Crypto Mining Allegations

| Madeline Meng Shi

Video game marketplace Steam removed an alleged crypto miner from its platform Monday amid user complaints.

New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky

| Nikhilesh De

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new form of cryptojacking malware targeting corporations in multiple countries.