cryptojacking

  1. FrgMstr

    Cryptojacking Campaign on Drupal Moving Fast

    It seems as though a lot of sites that are using outdated Drupal installations are being cryptojacked, which means of course those site's infrastructure is now being used to mine cryptocurrency without their knowledge. Bad Packets has an explanation of the hack and a list of sites that have...
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    Chrome Blocking Cryptojacking Extensions

    In a post on the Chromium Blog, Extensions Platform manager, James Wagner has announced that they are no longer accepting extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Previously the Chrome web store permitting extensions that mined Cryptocurrency, provided that that was the extension's single purpose...
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    New CryptoJacking Malware Alters Clipboard to Steal Cryptocurrency

    Unit 42 researchers have discovered a new malware that steals cryptocurrency by replacing clipboard addresses with an attacker-controlled address. The malware was spread by a "malspam" campaign with an email claiming a passport was lost, and a PDF attached had a copy of the scanned document. The...
  4. FrgMstr

    Mine Crypto While You Drive - Or - Jacking it in Your Tesla

    Did you know that you can mine cryptocurrency while you drive your Tesla? Well, YOU can't, but Pirate Cryptojackers can. According to ZDNet, Redlock Cloud Security Intelligence has discovered cryptocurrency mining scripts running on Tesla's AWS resources. Well, that's not good. Researchers...
  5. DooKey

    Cryptojacking Attack Hits Water Utility in Europe

    Cryptojacking attacks are becoming more and more common these days and now it appears a utility company is the first victim of attacks against critical infrastructure. Security company Radiflow discovered the malware recently and found that it had been running on the network for 3 weeks totally...
  6. FrgMstr

    Opera Mobile Browser Takes on Cryptojacking

    Opera started off the year with adding Cryptojacking protection to its desktop browser, and now follows suit with its mobile browser as well. Of course "cryptojacking" refers to a cryptocurrency mining program being run on your desktop or mobile hardware without your knowledge, which can...
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    Cryptojacking is Everywhere, It's Getting Worse Each Day

    Excuse the scaremongering, but Bleeping Computer reports that the internet is now full of in-browser mining scripts with no slow down in sight. Previously reporting on the influx of cryptominers ever since Coinhive launched in mid-September, the amount of clones have increased and has spread to...
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