Cryptojacking

Cryptojacking worm uses Docker to infect over 2,000 systems to secretly mine Monero

Researchers have uncovered the first instance case of a cryptojacking worm that propagates via malicious Docker images, according to Palo Alto Networks’ threat intelligence team Unit 42. Dubbed “Graboid,” the worm infects compromised hosts with malware that covertly abuses the systems to mine privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero before randomly spreading to the next target. Docker is a popular …

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Attackers place cryptojacking apps in the Microsoft App Store | Networks Asia

In January, security researchers from Symantec found cryptomining applications in the Microsoft App Store, but they were published in the store between April and December 2018. It’s not clear how many users downloaded or installed the apps, but they had almost 1,900 user ratings. The rogue applications posed as browsers, search engines, YouTube video downloaders, …

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Attackers place cryptojacking apps in the Microsoft App Store

In January, security researchers from Symantec found cryptomining applications in the Microsoft App Store, but they were published in the store between April and December 2018. It’s not clear how many users downloaded or installed the apps, but they had almost 1,900 user ratings. The rogue applications posed as browsers, search engines, YouTube video downloaders, …

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Is Cryptojacking the New Ransomware?

You might not realize it yet but the cryptojackers are coming for you. As far back as November of 2017, the incidents of cryptojacking rose 31% from the previous month and it’s only become more popular since. Even if you have no interest in cryptocurrency, hackers are liable to take a run at using your …

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