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Accused Capital One hacker pleads not guilty to all charges

by Jeff Stone • 11 months ago

She faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted at trial.

Indictment of Capital One suspect alleges breaches of 30 companies, cryptojacking

by Jeff Stone • 11 months ago

Paige Thompson faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The indictment also includes charges of cryptojacking.

Cyberattack at med-tech conglomerate Hoya slowed production at Thai factory by 60 percent

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

Roughly 100 computers were infected with malicious software that stole user credentials, then tried to install a program that would co-opt those machines into mining for cryptocurrency.

For many crooks, malware is out and PowerShell attacks are in, IBM says

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

Fifty-seven percent of the cyberattacks detected by IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence used common applications like PowerShell or PsExec, compared to 29 percent that used more traditional phishing attacks.

That battery-saving app may have used your device to mine Monero, Symantec says

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

Microsoft has removed the apps from its store.

Cryptojacking malware gets past cloud security programs by uninstalling them

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

Palo Alto Networks says this type of evasive technique is likely to keep popping up.

Citrix security boss warns that cryptojackers are exploiting cloud ignorance

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

Cloud providers charge for computing power and data removed. When malicious cryptojackers take control of an employee’s account, then use that access to mine for bitcoin or Monero, that can dramatically increase the a firm’s data consumption.

Chinese-speaking cybercrime group launches destructive malware family

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Iron, also known as Rocke, is a Chinese-speaking hacking group that have gained a spotlight this year for its use of cryptojacking malware using a backdoor from HackingTeam's leaked code.

Cryptojacking campaign targets add-ons for popular streaming app Kodi

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

SET discovered that add-ons for Kodi were part of a cryptojacking campaign extending back to at least December 2017.

Twistlock raises $33 million to secure cloud native environments

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

Twistlock says it's the security platform for enterprises that are increasingly using cloud native systems.

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