Fake Flash Updates are Hiding Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

It has been discovered that fake Adobe Flash updates are being used to surreptitiously install cryptocurrency mining malware on computers and networks, creating severe losses in time, system performance, and power consumption for affected users. Cryptojacking Breaks New Ground While fake Flash updates that push malware have traditionally been easy to spot and avoid, a […]

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Firefox Plans to Block Crypto Mining Malware in Future Releases

Firefox, the popular Web browser, will soon begin automatically blocking crypto mining malware scripts as part of a wider performance-enhancing push. The Mozilla Foundation, the not-for-profit organization behind the open-source browser, said Thursday that it intends to block trackers and other “harmful practices” in upcoming releases. Some of these features, such as the anti-tracking function, […]

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Crypto Mining Attacks Soar in First Half of 2018

Malicious cryptomining attacks jumped 956 percent from the first half of 2017 to the first half of 2018, IT security firm Trend Micro reported Wednesday. In its latest Midyear Security Roundup, Trend Micro researchers noted that there were more than 787,000 detections of malicious cryptocurrency mining software in the first six months of 2018, up […]

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‘Cryptojacking’ Software Attack Hits Hundreds of Websites

Hackers have injected hundreds of websites running the Drupal content management system with malicious software used to mine the cryptocurrency monero. This latest incident was uncovered by Troy Mursch, the security researcher behind the website Bad Packets Report. He wrote Saturday that more than 300 sites had been compromised by hackers who installed the browser […]

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Cryptojacking Remains an Acute Threat in 2018

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Cybercrime ran rampant last year, and the cryptocurrency market was no exception, as evidenced by hacks involving bitcoin ransoms and the pervasive use of cryptojacking. Cryptojacking involves using someone’s CPUs to secretly mine cryptocurrency without that person’s permission. And according to a […]

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Ethereum Drama, More Bans and Lawsuits: This Week in Crypto

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Make sure you check out last weeks post here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week.  Price Watch: Bitcoin is down 20% this week completely retracing the past week’s gains. Despite periodic gains this week, the market still finished […]

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