Kaspersky Lab Says Cryptojacking Cases Have Risen 400% in 2018
Did you know there have been 13 million cryptojacking incidents in 2018? Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab has released data that cryptojacking cases have gone through the roof rising 400% this year alone.
Cryptojacking Attack Forces Canadian University to Shut Down Entire Network
St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada has been targeted by cryptocurrency mining malware in a cyberattack that has forced the institution to shut down its entire network for the better part of a week as system administrators struggle to root out the malware. Known as “cryptojacking,” the practice has become recognised as a tool of choice for cybercriminals who are increasingly pivoting toward crypto technology to facilitate their activities.
Cryptojacking Surged by 86% in the Second Quarter of 2018: McAfee Labs
The surge in the popularity of cryptocurrency mining malware that started in the last quarter of last year has continued unabated into the first half of 2018.
Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year
Instances of cryptojacking malware have jumped more than 400 percent since last year, a new report finds.
Cryptojacking Scripts Found on Local Indian Government Sites
Official government websites in India ran crypto mining scripts without their owners' knowledge, the Economic Times reported Monday.
Not a Ticket to Riches: Average Cryptojacking Website Makes Only $5.80 per Day
The amount of money that the average cryptojacker makes in a day places them squarely below the developed world’s poverty line.
Firefox to Block Cryptojacking Malware in New Browser Releases
Firefox will block cryptojacking malware in future versions of its web browser, according to an announcement August 30.
Six Tools Used by Hackers to Steal Cryptocurrency: How to Protect Wallets
In the early July, it was reported that Bleeping Computer detected suspicious activity targeted at defrauding 2.3 million Bitcoin wallets, which they found to be under threat of being hacked. The attackers used malware — known as “clipboard hijackers” — which operates in the clipboard and can potentially replace the copied wallet address with one of the attackers.
Torrent Site Pirate Bay Warns Users About Monero Mining Software
Torrent website The Pirate Bay is doubling down on its plan to use visitors' processing power to mine crypto.