Posts Tagged ‘malware’

PSA: Hackers Are Using Fake Flash Updates to Hide Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

It has been discovered that fake Adobe Flash updates are being used to surreptitiously install cryptocurrency mining malware on computers and networks, creating severe losses in time, system performance, and power consumption for affected users. According to Unit 42 threat intelligence analyst Brad Duncan, some samples impersonating Flash updates have borrowed pop-up notifications from the official […]

Cyber criminals increasingly target cryptocurrency, research finds

Cybersecurity firm McAfee found that the use of cryptocurrency mining malware increased by 86 percent during the second quarter of 2018. The increase continues a trend that has already escalated over the past few months. Bitcoin has a $232 billion market, and approximately $1.5 billion worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen in the past two years, […]

Kaspersky Lab: North Korea Hacks Cryptocurrency Exchange With ‘First’ macOS Malware

North Korean hackers have infected a cryptocurrency exchange with malware for both Windows and macOS for reportedly the first time, according to Russian internet security company Kaspersky Lab. The malware — dubbed “AppleJeus” — made its way into the systems of an unnamed exchange after an employee downloaded a “tainted” app. Kaspersky’s report states that in […]

Fear The PowerGhost Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Kaspersky Lab has identified a new type of cryptojacker, which it dubbed PowerGhost for the malware’s ability to stealthily embed itself into a system and spread across corporate networks. The malware has been recognized in business networks globally, including North America and Europe, but with the highest occurrences so far in India, Brazil, Columbia, and Turkey. Due […]

Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Malwarebytes has detailed a «drive-by» mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a website that hijacked their phone processors for mining Monero. The exact number of victims isn’t apparent, but it’s large. Malwarebytes identified five internet domains using the same captcha code and Coinhive site keys used for the campaign. At least two of […]