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New Malware Combines Ransomware, Coin Mining and Botnet Features in One

New Malware Combines Ransomware, Coin Mining and Botnet Features in One

September 19, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Windows and Linux users need to beware, as an all-in-one, destructive malware strain has been discovered in the wild that features multipl...
Hackers Infect Over 200,000 MikroTik Routers With Crypto Mining Malware

Hackers Infect Over 200,000 MikroTik Routers With Crypto Mining Malware

August 02, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have discovered at least three massive malware campaigns exploiting hundreds of thousands of unpatched MikroTik route...
Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Android Apps From the Play Store

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Android Apps From the Play Store

July 27, 2018Mohit Kumar
Following Apple's lead in banning cryptocurrency mining apps , Google has also updated its Play Store policy this week to ban apps tha...
New Virus Decides If Your Computer Good for Mining or Ransomware

New Virus Decides If Your Computer Good for Mining or Ransomware

July 05, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have discovered an interesting piece of malware that infects systems with either a cryptocurrency miner or ransomware...
TRON Cryptocurrency Founder Buys BitTorrent, µTorrent for $140 Million

TRON Cryptocurrency Founder Buys BitTorrent, µTorrent for $140 Million

June 18, 2018Mohit Kumar
BitTorrent, the company which owns the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, has quietly been sold for $140 million in cash to Justin Su...
Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Its App Stores

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Its App Stores

June 11, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Due to the surge in cryptocurrency prices, not only hackers but also legitimate websites and mobile apps are increasingly using cryptocu...
Microsoft Adds Support for JavaScript in Excel—What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Microsoft Adds Support for JavaScript in Excel—What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

May 09, 2018Mohit Kumar
Shortly after Microsoft announced support for custom JavaScript functions in Excel, someone demonstrated what could possibly go wrong if...
A New Cryptocurrency Mining Virus is Spreading Through Facebook

A New Cryptocurrency Mining Virus is Spreading Through Facebook

May 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you receive a link for a video, even if it looks exciting, sent by someone (or your friend) on Facebook messenger—just don't click...
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...
New Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over 500,000 PCs in Just Few Hours

New Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over 500,000 PCs in Just Few Hours

March 08, 2018Mohit Kumar
Two days ago, Microsoft encountered a rapidly spreading cryptocurrency-mining malware that infected almost 500,000 computers within just ...
Thousands of Government Websites Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Thousands of Government Websites Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrencies

February 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
There was a time when hackers simply defaced websites to get attention, then they started hijacking them to spread banking trojan and ran...
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...
How to Mitigate the Threat Cryptocurrency Mining Poses to Enterprise Security

How to Mitigate the Threat Cryptocurrency Mining Poses to Enterprise Security

February 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is generating curiosity—and concern—among security specialists. Crypto minin...
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 ...
Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

December 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you receive a video file ( packed in zip archive ) sent by someone ( or your friends ) on your Facebook messenger — just don't cli...
Greedy North Korean Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrencies and Point-of-Sale Terminals

Greedy North Korean Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrencies and Point-of-Sale Terminals

December 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
The North Korean hacking group has turned greedy. Security researchers have uncovered a new widespread malware campaign targeting cryp...
This New Android Malware Can Physically Damage Your Phone

This New Android Malware Can Physically Damage Your Phone

December 18, 2017Mohit Kumar
Due to the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices, not only hackers but also legitimate website administrators are increasingly using Ja...
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