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.
Security researchers have discovered a new malware strain that is capable of detecting when users copy a cryptocurrency address to the Windows clipboard. The malware works by replacing this address with one owned by its author.
A hacker group has made over $3 million by breaking into Jenkins servers and installing malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.
Malware authors have used a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows client for the Telegram instant messaging service to infect users with cryptocurrency mining malware, researchers from Kaspersky Lab plan to reveal today.
A study of 150 of the most prominent Dark Web message boards, marketplaces, and illicit services reveals that Litecoin is currently the second most widespread cryptocurrency among cyber-criminals, and not Monero or Ethereum, as most users would have guessed.
A new botnet appeared over the weekend, and it's targeting Android devices by scanning for open debug ports so it can infect victims with malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.
A Monero-mining botnet targeting Redis and OrientDB servers has infected nearly 4,400 servers and has mined over $925,000 worth of Monero since March 2017.
Over 526,000 Windows computers —mainly Windows servers— have been infected with Monero mining software by a group that operates the biggest such botnet known to date.
A Firefox extension called Image Previewer was discovered today that not only displays popups, but also injects a Monero in-browser miner into Firefox. While we have seen numerous Chrome extensions injecting in-browser miners, this is the first time I have seen a Firefox addon with this behavior.
Some smart crooks found a way to insert and deliver the Coinhive in-browser miner inside ads delivered via the Google DoubleClick ad delivery platform. Ads delivered this way made their way on countless sites, and even on Google's own property —YouTube.
Malware that secretly mines Monero is becoming a real problem in the real world, with the number of different incidents growing with each week. For example, only this past week, three new attacks came to light.
A ransomware called MoneroPay has been discovered that takes advantage of the cryptocurrency craze by spreading itself as a wallet for a fake coin called SpriteCoin. While users were installing what they was a new cryptocoin and synching it to the blockchain, secretly behind the scenes MoneroPay was silently encrypting the computer.
Security researchers have spotted a new strain of malware being deployed online. Named RubyMiner, this malware is a cryptocurrency miner spotted going after outdated web servers.
A group of hackers has made over a quarter-million dollars worth of Monero by breaking into Oracle WebLogic servers and installing a cryptocurrency miner.
Experts believe that an experienced cybercrime group has created a botnet from compromised Linux servers and is using these systems to mine Monero, a digital currency.
The criminal group behind previous campaigns that have spread the VenusLocker ransomware have now switched their focus to delivering a Monero cryptocurrency miner instead.
Over the course of the current week, WordPress sites around the globe have been the targets of a massive brute-force campaign during which hackers attempted to guess admin account logins in order to install a Monero miner on compromised sites.
A malware strain known as Loapi will damage phones if users don't remove it from their devices. Left to its own means, this modular threat will download a Monero cryptocurrency miner that will overheat and overwork the phone's components, which will make the battery bulge, deform the phone's cover, or even worse.
An aggressive and sophisticated malware campaign is currently underway, targeting Linux and Windows servers with an assortment of exploits with the goal of installing malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.