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NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency

North Korean hacker group targets macOS with cryptojacking malware

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Security firm Kaspersky Lab claims this is the first time that the cybercrime group, Lazarus, distributed malware that targets macOS users


Cryptominers dreaming of rebound after price crash

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:45 AM

After last year's cryptocurrency boom, cryptomining profitability has significantly dropped in 2018


Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Cryptocurrency mining is expensive. Some hackers are secretly exploiting phones to help them mine


Google bans cryptomining extensions on Chrome browser

Apr 03, 2018 - 3:04 PM

'Approximately 90% of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply with these policies, and have been either rejected or removed from the store,' says Google

Cybersecurity roundup: March 11 to 17, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Cybercriminals are adapting their moneymaking practices to new technologies, and Intel is adding hardware protections to its processors to add walls against the Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!

Cybersecurity roundup: March 4 to 10, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:46 PM

From massive DDoS attacks to daring heists, here's the cybersecurity news roundup for the week!

600 bitcoin computers nabbed in Iceland heists

Mar 07, 2018 - 10:48 PM

The servers are taken from data centers in Reykjanesbaer, near the Keflavik international airport in southwestern Iceland, and Borgarnes on the west coast

Cryptocurrency mining: What you need to know

Feb 28, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Ever thought about setting up your own cryptocurrency mining empire? Here are the must-know facts before you attempt to

Cryptocurrency miner targets Android users

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Android devices are at risk as a campaign now exists to exploit the devices' processing power to mine Monero cryptocurrency

CRYPTOMINING. Some people are taking advantage of other people's phones to mine cryptocurrency. Screenshot in phone from Malwarebytes

At least 4,200 websites had cryptominer active through hacked plugin

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Affected websites include US and UK government websites, along with some university websites such as that of the City University of New York (CUNY)