Browsing the "Malware" Tag

New Monero Botnet Looks Like Last Year’s Outlaw Attack

| Daniel Kuhn

A rogue botnet uses a brute force attack and Secure Shell (SSH) exploit to give the attackers remote access to victim’s systems in order to mine…

Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report

| Daniel Palmer

The average payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019 – largely due to one variant called Ryuk.

PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

| Yogita Khatri

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.

Fake MetaMask App on Google Play Store Hosted Crypto Malware

| Yogita Khatri

Ethereum dapp service MetaMask was targeted by crypto-stealing malware found on Google's Play Store.

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.

Crypto Price Tracker Poses Malware Threat for Macs: Report

| Nikhilesh De

A legitimate-looking cryptocurrency price tracker app may also be monitoring users' keystrokes, according to Malwarebytes.

Fake Cheat for Popular Game Fortnite Hides Bitcoin-Targeting Malware

| Daniel Palmer

A supposed cheat for the massively popular video game Fortnite turns out to be malware designed to steal bitcoin wallet login details.

1 Million Computers Hacked to Mine $2 Million-Worth of Cryptos

| Wolfie Zhao

Hackers reportedly reaped more than $2 million in different cryptocurrencies after spreading malware across computers in China.

Internet Cafes Hacked to Mine $800k in Siacoin Cryptocurrency

| Wolfie Zhao

A group of hackers have allegedly colluded with computer maintenance firms in China to place malware on internet cafe computers to mine cryptos.

New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero

| Nikhilesh De

A monero cryptominer based on XMRig is hijacking Macs, causing high CPU and fan usage.