Category: cryptojacking

Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. The news was revealed in a report from ESET Research published on June 20. According to ESET, the new malware, dubbed “LoudMiner,” uses virtualization software — VirtualBox […]

Hodler’s Digest, June 10–16: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week Top Stories This Week

CCN casts doubt on shutdown plans as Google appears to correct visibility Cryptocurrency news outlet CCN (formerly CryptoCoinsNews) is apparently not going through with its total shutdown, as reported earlier this week. The outlet had previously posted a note that a recent Google Core Update had led to a more […]

Trend Micro: Outlaw Hacking Group’s Botnet Is Now Spreading a Monero Miner

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro claims to have detected a web address spreading a botnet featuring a monero (XMR) mining component alongside a backdoor. The malware was described on Trend Micro’s official blog on June 13. Per the report, the firm attributes the malware to Outlaw Hacking Group, as the techniques […]

Trend Micro: Cybercriminals Use Obfuscation Trick to Install Crypto Mining Malware

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has confirmed that attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic server to install monero (XMR) mining malware, while using certificate files as an obfuscation trick. The news was revealed in a Trend Micro blog post published on June 10. As previously reported, forms […]

Trend Micro Detects Major Uptick in New Strain of XMR Malware Targeting China-Based Systems

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a major uptick in monero (XMR) cryptojacking malware targeting China-based systems this spring. The news was revealed in an official Trend Micro announcement on June 5. As previously reported, cryptojacking is an industry term for stealth crypto mining attacks that work by installing malware […]

Trend Micro: BlackSquid Malware Infects Servers to Install Monero Cryptojacking Software

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announced that it found a malware dubbed BlackSquid that infects web servers employing eight different security exploits and installs mining software. The findings were announced in a blog post published on June 3. Per the report, the malware targets web servers, network drives and removable drives […]

Mozilla Firefox’s Update to Protect Users against Cryptojacking and Fingerprinting

Twenty years since developing and providing an alternative Internet experience, Mozilla Firefox on May 21, 2019, rolled out a new update of its browser. The updated version is said to make browsing faster as well as prevent users against cyber threats such as cryptojacking and fingerprinting. Rising to Security Concerns […]