cryptojacking

Vaccine
EU Supercomputers Hijacked From COVID-19 Research to Mine Cryptocurrency
A number of supercomputers programmed to search for a vaccine for the coronavirus were remotely hijacked last week using stolen credentials.
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Hackers Plant Crypto Miners by Exploiting Flaw in Popular Server Framework Salt
Hackers have exploited a critical flaw in infrastructure management tool Salt and, in one case planted crypto mining software.
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US Agencies Publish List of North Korea's Alleged Crypto Crimes
The US government urged countermeasures to stymie North Korea's billion-dollar cybercrime campaigns.
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North Korea Is Expanding Its Monero Mining Operations, Says Report
North Korea may be boosting its monero mining efforts to circumvent sanctions and avoid being tracked.
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Monero Hacker Group 'Outlaw' Is Back and Targeting American Business: Report
Outlaw, a group specializing in cryptojacking machines to mine monero, has returned after a brief hiatus and is expanding its global reach, according to Trend Micro.
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interpol
Interpol Leads Operation to Tackle Cryptojacker Infecting Over 20,000 Routers
The international crime fighting agency led an operation to stem a plague of cryptocurrency mining malware afflicting computer routers across Asia.
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Jail
Cryptojacking Malware Devs Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison
Two members of Romanian hacker gang Bayrob Group were sentenced to two decades in prison after their malware mined crypto on 400,000 infected computers.
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Capital One
Capital One Hacker Used Stolen Computing Power to Mine Crypto
Capital One hacker Paige Thompson had been using stolen computing power to mine cryptocurrencies, a federal grand jury indictment revealed.
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monero
Cryptojackers Making Secondary Income Off Security Data Seizures: Report
As monero's price fell in 2018, cryptojackers innovated by stealing user data like passwords and IP addresses.
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Mozilla Firefox
Firefox Browser Adds Option to Automatically Block Crypto Mining Scripts
Mozilla has released an update for its Firefox browser which includes an option to block cryptocurrency mining scripts on websites.
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