Tag: malware

Bitcoin Scams
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New Crypto Mining Malware Beapy Uses Leaked NSA Hacking Tools: Symantec Research

Brian Evans - Apr 25, 2019

New enterprise-targeting crypto mining malware Beapy surged to over 12,000 unique infection across 732 organizations since March, according Symantec researchers

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Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report

Brian Evans - Apr 19, 2019

The average payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019 – largely due to one variant called Ryuk.

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PayPal Aims to Prevent Crypto Ransomware Attacks With New Patent

Brian Evans - Apr 18, 2019

Online payment giant PayPal won a U.S. patent to protect users from losing access to their data due to a crypto ransomware attack

Business News
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PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

Brian Evans - Apr 18, 2019

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.

Bitcoin Scams
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US Justice Dept. Convicts Two Romanians of Cybercrimes Including Cryptojacking

Brian Evans - Apr 13, 2019

Two alleged Romanian hackers have been convicted by a U.S. federal jury of spreading malware to illicitly mine cryptocurrency

Blockchain
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Beta of Major Web Browser Firefox by Mozilla Now Blocks Web-Based Cryptojacking

Brian Evans - Apr 09, 2019

The beta version of web browser Firefox by Mozilla now blocks web-based cryptojacking

Android
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Android Malware Targets Users of 32 Crypto Apps, Including Coinbase, BitPay

Brian Evans - Mar 29, 2019

New strain of Trojan malware for Android phones is targeting global users of top crypto and bank apps

Bitcoin
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Ukrainian Man Faces up to 6 Years in Jail for Cryptojacking on His Own Websites

Brian Evans - Mar 27, 2019

Ukraine’s Cyber Police arrested a 32-year-old man who was running crypto mining malware on his websites with 1.5 million monthly visitors

Bitcoin
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YouTube Reportedly Runs Malicious Ad for Bitcoin Wallet Electrum by Accident

Brian Evans - Mar 26, 2019

YouTube reportedly ran a fake, malicious advertisement for crypto wallet Electrum by mistake

Bitcoin Scams
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Report: Malware Targets Israeli Fintech Firms Working in Crypto, Forex Trading

Brian Evans - Mar 19, 2019

Israeli fintech companies that deal with crypto and forex trading are targeted by malware, a cybersecurity company reports