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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

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

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

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

Microsoft has removed the apps from its store.

Cryptojacking campaign targets add-ons for popular streaming app Kodi

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 11 months ago

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

Telegram zero-day used to spread cryptomining malware

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

The zero day is exploitable through the way the app's Windows client manages a Unicode character that reverses the direction of text. A JavaScript file disguised as an image file is used to deploy malware.

Government websites, including uscourts.gov, pulled into cryptomining scheme

by Greg Otto • 2 years ago

A third-party plugin co-opted sites, including ones belonging to the U.S. federal courts and D.C.'s public transit system, to mine Monero.

Monero mining botnet 'Smominru' earns hackers $3.6 million

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Smominru uses EternalBlue, a Windows exploit developed by the NSA and leaked by the hacking group Shadow Brokers, to spread across computers.

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