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Crypto mining malware impersonates Google translate desktop, other legitimate apps

Cyber threat intelligence firm, Check Point Research identified Nitrokod as a crypto miner malware that has infected thousands of PCs across 11 countries.

1 SEPTEMBER 2022

Google Cloud to detect crypto-mining malware on virtual machines

Bad actors using malware to steal GPU power to mine crypto will have to up their game to deal with Google Cloud's latest security protocol.

7 FEBRUARY 2022

New Malware Swaps Out Crypto Wallet Addresses as You Type Them

New Malware Swaps Out Crypto Wallet Addresses as You Type Them

A new bit of malware called Masad Stealer can replace wallet addresses as you type them thanks to malicious code injected into your browser. According to Juniper Networks, it also steals:

28 SEPTEMBER 2019

Emsisoft Releases Bug Fix for Bitcoin-Ransoming Malware WannaCryFake

Emsisoft Releases Bug Fix for Bitcoin-Ransoming Malware WannaCryFake

Software firm Emsisoft released a bug fix for the bitcoin-ransoming malware WannaCryFake.

26 SEPTEMBER 2019

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

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

The average cryptocurrency payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019, according to a firm that helps victims pay ransoms.

20 APRIL 2019

Report: Malware Targets Israeli Fintech Firms Working in Crypto, Forex Trading

Report: Malware Targets Israeli Fintech Firms Working in Crypto, Forex Trading

Israeli fintech companies that work with forex and crypto trading are being targeted by malware, according to a blog post from threat research department Unit 42 of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks published on March 19.

21 MARCH 2019

Palo Alto Networks: Mac malware steals your cryptocurrency exchange cookies

Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 security division recently discovered malware that targets the Mac platform and enables hackers to steal browser cookies, or login credentials, associated with mainstream cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service websites.

1 FEBRUARY 2019

This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

Two researchers, Xingyu Jin and Claud Xiao, from cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, published a report on Thursday, saying that a nasty bit of software from bad actors dubbed the Rocke group is targeting public cloud infrastructure. Once downloaded, it takes administrative control to first uninstall cloud security products and then inject code that mines the monero cryptocurrency.

18 JANUARY 2019

Crypto Mining Malware Has Netted Nearly 5% of all Monero, Says Research

Monero (XMR) is by far the most popular cryptocurrency among criminals deploying mining malware, according to a new study.

10 JANUARY 2019

New Crypto Mining Malware Seen to ‘Evolve,’ Say Researchers

Researchers at Israel-based cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies say that a relatively new form of crypto mining malware, dubbed KingMiner, is “evolving.”

1 DECEMBER 2018

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.

26 SEPTEMBER 2018

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.

1 SEPTEMBER 2018

New Crypto Mining Malware Targeting Corporate Networks, Says Kaspersky

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new form of cryptojacking malware targeting corporations in multiple countries, the cybersecurity firm reported Thursday.

27 JULY 2018

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