Chinese police have arrested 16 employees of a local IT company on charges of hacking after deploying cryptocurrency miners on thousands of computers at Internet cafes in 30 cities.
When the CPU utilization on a computer is high, games become less responsive, frame rate goes down, and gameplay stutters. To diagnose these problems, users will commonly open process manager utilities such as Task Manager, Process Explorer, or Process Hacker to determine if any processes are using too much of the CPU power.
Mozilla developers are working on an improved Tracking Protection system for the Firefox browser that will land in version 63, scheduled for release in mid-October.
After the publication of two severe security flaws in the Drupal CMS, cybercrime groups have turned their sights on this web technology in the hopes of finding new ground to plant malware on servers and make money through illegal cryptocurrency mining.
Security researchers say they've identified at last 1,000 Magento sites that have been hacked by cybercriminals and infected with malicious scripts that steal payment card details or are used as staging points in the delivery of other malware.
Google announced that effective today, the Chrome Web Store review staff would stop accepting new extensions on the Web Store that perform cryptocurrency mining operations.
Cryptojacking actors find new ways to evade detection by antivirus solutions, ad blockers, and dedicated browser extensions.
Firefox engineers are working on a method to address the recent rise in usage of in-browser miners (cryptojacking scripts) that are, in most cases, ruining the web surfing experience of most users.
Three in-browser cryptocurrency mining scripts ranked first, second, and fourth in Check Point's most active malware top ten, outranking classic high-output malware distribution infrastructures such as spam botnets, malvertising, and exploit kit operations.
An advertising network is hiding in-browser cryptocurrency miners (cryptojacking scripts) in the ads it serves on customer sites, and has been doing so since December 2017, according to revelations made over the weekend by the Qihoo 360 Netlab team.
The use of browsers to mine for digital currency is becoming a major problem. With more and more sites incorporating in-browser mining scripts such as CoinHive and web extensions injecting them into web pages, people will continue to be affected by this attack. Thankfully, we can easily detect miners using the Chrome Task Manager.
There doesn't appear to be an end in sight for the cryptojacking scourge affecting all facets of the web right now.
Threat actors behind a malvertising campaign are explicitly targeting mobile web users, redirecting Android owners to websites where crooks mine Monero using the Coinhive service while the user is busy solving a CAPTCHA.
Thousands of sites were injected with a in-browser Monero miner today after a popular accessibility script was compromised. With 4, 275 sites affected, this included government websites such as uscourts.gov, ico.org.uk, & manchester.gov.uk.
Almost 50% of all cryptojacking scripts (in-browser miners) are deployed on adult-themed sites, according to new numbers released this week by Qihoo 360's Netlab division.
A change meant to improve Google Chrome performance will also indirectly impact cryptojacking scripts (in-browser cryptocurrency miners) and will severely reduce their efficiency.
Just three months after Princeton researchers were warning users of the dangers of "session replay" attacks, developers of malicious Chrome extensions have incorporated this "trick" into their latest "releases."