Indictment of Capital One suspect alleges breaches of 30 companies, cryptojacking
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
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
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
Microsoft has removed the apps from its store.
Cryptojacking malware gets past cloud security programs by uninstalling them
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
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.