Category: malware

Hackers Exploit Confluence Vulnerability to Plant Crypto Mining Malware

As bitcoin (BTC) and other digital assets keep growing in value and use case, cyberpunks are also upping their game with each passing day, formulating new ways of enriching themselves with ‘dirty crypto.’ In the latest scenario, hackers have found a way to seed cryptojacking malware, as well as other […]

Cybercriminals Sneak in Crypto Mining Malware via Confluence Software Exploit

Cybercriminals are now reportedly exploiting known vulnerability CVE-2019-3396 in the software Confluence, a workspace productivity tool made by Atlassian, according to a report by security intelligence firm Trend Micro Inc. on May 7. The exploit that has been developed allows cybercriminals to stealthily install and run a monero (XMR) miner […]

Malware Shellbot is Now Capable of Shutting Down Other Miners

The Shellbot cryptojacking malware has gone through an update and come out with some new capabilities, technology news website TechCrunch reported on May 1. Per the report, these findings come from Boston-based cybersecurity firm Threat Stack. The company claims that Shellbot, which was first discovered in 2005, has received a […]

Report: DDoS Malware Attacks on Electrum Affects 152,000 Hosts

A report from Malware Bytes Labs, April 29, 2019, reveals the long-standing malware issue in the Electrum wallet has reached 152,000 hosts. Users were asked to update their wallets after which they were infected with a bug. After developers launched countermeasures, the hackers launched a series of DDoS attacks. Issues […]

Crypto Wallet Manufacturer Ledger Detects Malware Targeting its Desktop Application

Ledger, a crypto wallet startup, tweeted Friday, April 25, 2019, that they have detected a malware that could possibly replace the Ledger Live desktop application with a malicious one. “Only” a Phishing Attack After detecting the malware that had affected their systems, Ledger was quick to warn its users through […]

Consumer-Targeted Cryptojacking Is ‘Essentially Extinct’: Research

Illicit crypto mining — or cryptojacking — against consumers “is essentially extinct,” declares a report released by cybersecurity company MalwareBytes on April 23. Per the report, after in-browser mining service CoinHive shut down in early March — when the team claimed that the project had become economically inviable — cryptojacking […]