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Thousands of MikroTik Routers Hacked to Eavesdrop On Network Traffic

Thousands of MikroTik Routers Hacked to Eavesdrop On Network Traffic
September 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Last month we reported about a widespread crypto-mining malware campaign that hijacked over 200,000 MikroTik routers using a previously d...

CoinHive URL Shortener Abused to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency Using Hacked Sites

CoinHive URL Shortener Abused to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency Using Hacked Sites
July 03, 2018Wang Wei
Security researchers have been warning about a new malicious campaign that leverages an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies witho...

Hackers Stole Over $20 Million in Ethereum from Insecurely Configured Clients

Hackers Stole Over $20 Million in Ethereum from Insecurely Configured Clients
June 10, 2018Wang Wei
Security researchers have been warning about cybercriminals who have made over 20 million dollars in just past few months by hijacking in...

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Web Store

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Web Store
April 02, 2018Swati Khandelwal
In an effort to prevent cryptojacking by extensions that maliciously mine digital currencies without users' awareness, Google has imp...

Mac Software Mines Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Free Access to Premium Account

Mac Software Mines Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Free Access to Premium Account
March 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
Nothing comes for free, especially online. Would you be okay with allowing a few paid services to mine cryptocurrencies using your syst...

Hackers Exploit 'Telegram Messenger' Zero-Day Flaw to Spread Malware

Hackers Exploit 'Telegram Messenger' Zero-Day Flaw to Spread Malware
February 13, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in the desktop version for end-to-end encrypted Telegram messaging app that was being exploi...

Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Nuclear Weapon Facility to Mine Bitcoins

Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Nuclear Weapon Facility to Mine Bitcoins
February 10, 2018Wang Wei
Two days ago when infosec bods claimed to have uncovered what's believed to be the first case of a SCADA network (a water utility) i...

Watch Out! New Cryptocurrency-Mining Android Malware is Spreading Rapidly

Watch Out! New Cryptocurrency-Mining Android Malware is Spreading Rapidly
February 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Due to the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices, threat actors are increasingly targeting every platform, including IoT, Android, and Wi...

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over Half-Million PCs Using NSA Exploit

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over Half-Million PCs Using NSA Exploit
January 31, 2018Swati Khandelwal
2017 was the year of high profile data breaches and ransomware attacks, but from the beginning of this year, we are noticing a faster-paced ...
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