Tags cryptojacking

Scammers pounce on internet-for-rent services, generating cryptocurrency in quiet

by Jeff Stone • 9 months ago

Email fraud and ransomware attackers apparently are not enough.

Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers hit with cryptojacking

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

The hackers are after Monero.

Botnet operators, ransomware scammers the latest groups to pounce on Exchange Server bugs

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

What started as a reported Chinese spying operation has devolved into an opportunistic romp for criminals.

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

by Jeff Stone • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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.