Tags cryptomining

A 35,000-device botnet in Peru is wounded, but still mining cryptocurrency

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

It’s an example of how the fight against a cybercriminal threat is often long and methodical — and heavily aided by the private sector.

The anatomy of the MyKings botnet, and why it matters for security

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months ago

The MyKings botnet, also known as Smominru, is a mash-up of recent security trends.

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

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

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

Criminal campaign uses leaked NSA tools to set up cryptomining scheme, Trend Micro says

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The research is a reminder that it is not just state-sponsored hackers that have reportedly co-opted the leaked NSA tools.

Hackers turn Bangladeshi embassy website into cryptomining scheme

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

Almost the entire embassy website appears to be compromised, with nearly every attempt to access a URL ending in a request to save a malicious file.

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

Microsoft has removed the apps from its store.

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