Browsing the "Mining Malware" Tag

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.

McAfee: Crypto-Mining Malware Grew By Over 4,000 Percent in 2018

| Yogita Khatri

Instances of crypto-mining malware increased by a whopping 4,467 percent this year, according to research from McAfee.

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.”

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.

Novel Botnet Hunts Down and Destroys Crypto Mining Malware

| Daniel Palmer

A newly discovered botnet is seeking out and removing crypto-mining malware, but why it has been created is still unknown.

30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey

| Daniel Palmer

Almost a third of U.K. businesses said they had been hit by cryptocurrency mining malware within the previous month, according to new research.

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.

Kaspersky Warns on Rapid Spread of Malicious Crypto Miners

| Muyao Shen

Kaspersky Lab says crypto-mining malware is quickly replacing ransomware, warning that mobiles could be the next big target.

Telegram Founder: Crypto Mining Malware Attack Isn’t Due to App Flaw

| Annaliese Milano

A cybersecurity firm says Telegram has been exploited for crypto mining by hackers, but the messaging app's founder says it is not to blame.

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NSA ‘DoubleStar’ Backdoor Blamed for Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

| Wolfie Zhao

A type of cryptocurrency mining malware has spread due to an exploit developed by the US National Security Agency.