A free-to-use script that helps website owners show EU cookie consent popups is dropping an in-browser cryptocurrency miner on websites that use it.
The in-browser cryptojacking craze that has taken over the Internet is getting worse by the day and more and more sites are implementing such systems, intentionally or after getting hacked.
On Monday, November 6, an unknown user triggered a bug in the source code of the Parity Ethereum wallet that has permanently locked funds inside users' accounts.
A threat actor is mass-scanning the Internet for Ethereum mining equipment running ethOS that is still using the operating system's default SSH credentials. The attacker is using these creds to gain access to the mining rig and replace the owner's Ethereum wallet address with his own.
The operators of a malware strain identified as CryptoShuffler have made at least $150,000 worth of Bitcoin by using an extremely simple scheme.
Two French researchers — Michel Sassano and Clement Storck — have reconstructed a blurred QR code to gain access to a Bitcoin wallet that was holding $1,000.
A Ethereum phishing scam netted attackers over $15,000 in just two hours. This was done by creating a site pretended to be a popular online Ethereum wallet site and using it steal people's wallets..
Google Chrome engineers are considering adding a special browser permission that will thwart the rising trend of in-browser cryptocurrency miners.
Ever since mid-September, when Coinhive launched and the whole cryptojacking frenzy started, the Internet has gone crazy with in-browser cryptocurrency miners, and new sites that offer similar services are popping up on a weekly basis.
A Russian-speaking malware author is currently busy spreading a Monero miner hidden inside gaming mods. The crook is using different usernames to spread the malware on forums for Russian-speaking users.
The Pirate Bay, the Internet's largest torrent portal, is back at running a cryptocurrency miner after it previously ran a short test in mid-September.
The browser cryptojacking scene has just expanded from one player to two with the recent launch of the Crypto-Loot service, a website that's eerily similar to the now notorious Coinhive in-browser miner.
OKEx, a Bitcoin exchange based in China, issued a statement over the weekend, denying it was hacked and blaming recent thefts on careless users who didn't secure their accounts.
Hackers disrupted the Etherparty ICO (Initial Coin Offering) after they hijacked the platform's website on Sunday and displayed their own Ethereum address, tricking some ICO participants into sending funds to the wrong wallets.
A malware author (or authors) has made around $63,000 during the past five months by hacking unpatched IIS 6.0 servers and mining Monero.
Coinhive is quickly becoming the Martin Shkreli of the Internet, going from an innovative tool that lets you mine Monero with your browser, to a technology abused by hoards of malware authors.
Attacks aimed at delivering cryptocurrency mining tools on enterprise networks have gone up as much as six times, according to telemetry data collected by IBM's X-Force team between January and August 2017.