Looking to get the jump on Bitvote (BTV), a forked version of Bitcoin that launched just last January, attackers recently distributed a trojanized calculator app that downloads a cryptominer targeting the new cryptocurrency.
Two Italian researchers from the University of Padua have compiled an estimate of how much money, in bitcoin, has been generated by the various types of ransomware used by cybercriminals.
Cryptomining is certainly one of the buzzwords flying around the exhibition halls and meeting rooms at RSA 2018, but with the currency's long-term viability directly tied to its value at least one cybersecurity exec thinks this criminal activity's time could be limited.
It should come as no surprise to anyone in the cybersecurity industry that cryptocurrency mining is increasing at an incredible rate, but the rate of increase might come as a surprise.
Three leading cybersecurity research teams separately released reports today about recent malicious cryptomining activity -- one revealed the compromise a major ad platform, another analyzed an emerging malware that infected at least 166,000 users worldwide, and a third focused on a large crop of Android-based miners.
A new group of cryptocurrency miners is using a function normally found in SLocker Android ransomware to add self-protection and persistence to what Trend Micros is calling HiddenMiner.
The malicious actors who installed and ran a cryptocurrency mining operation on hacked Tesla ASW servers and Jenkins servers is now targeting servers running Linux and has so far generated more than $74,000 in Monero.
Google this week updated its financial services policy, effective June 2018, to prohibit the advertising of cryptocurrencies and related content.
Cryptocurrency miners are seemingly working away under every rock on the internet and there is a good reason. It's an almost guaranteed payday with a much-reduced chance of discovery.
A newly discovered and unusually sophisticated cryptojacking attack attempts to install cryptominers on both database and application servers by targeting misconfigured Redis servers, as well as Windows servers that are susceptible to the EternalBlue NSA exploit.
Researchers have discovered a new malware that steals cryptocurrency and other electronic funds by surreptitiously modifying wallet or payment information whenever victims copy it to their devices' clipboards.
Illegal cryptocurrency mining has taken over as the primary money-generating methodology for many cybercriminals, but even companies attempting to mine digital currency legally are running into some problems.
A new ransomware attack called Thanatos demands payment in Bitcoin Cash, which contains a decryption bug that makes it impossible for attack victims to recover stolen files, reports security researcher Malware HunterTeam.
The Rig exploit kit, once used almost exclusively to deliver ransomware, is now not only not delivering that ransomware but has seen a 96 percent reduction in overall usage.
Malicious actors can abuse Microsoft Word's Online Video feature to deliver videos that secretly exhaust their viewers' computer processing power in order to mine cryptocurrencies, according to Israeli cybersecurity firm Votiro.
A malicious campaign that's been exploiting a vulnerability in Oracle's WebLogic application servers in order to install a Monero cryptominer on victims' machines has reportedly used at least four different infection chain tactics to spread the threat worldwide, across virtually all industry sectors.
The amount of illegal cryptocurrency mining that is now taking place makes keeping track a difficult proposition, but here is a quick roundup of what was has been spotted over the last few days.
Attackers were found exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the Telegram messenger app to make the names and extensions of malicious files appear more legitimate, in hopes that users who received these files would be more willing to open them.
Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail is feuding with the developers of Nano virtual tokens, with both sides pointing fingers after BitGrail issued an announcement claiming a malicious actor stole 17 million Nano coins from the exchange.
Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, Tenn., has publicly disclosed that an unauthorized party accessed the server for its electronic medical record system and secretly implanted cryptomining malware.
An analysis of 150 of popular dark web message boards, marketplaces and illegal services has revealed that underground vendors have been gravitating toward Litecoin cryptocurrency as a viable alternative to Bitcoin when conducting transactions.
A cybercriminal managed to infiltrate the Mac app download site MacUpdate and install maliciously- copies of the Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper applications that actually were cryptocurrency miners.
The new Monero miner Smominru is active in the wild using the EternalBlue exploit to spread, according to a new report.
Malicious actors kept busy late last year adding new weapons to their arsenal while placing others on the backburner as they attempted to profit from new honey holes like cryptocurrency mining and boosting the amount of old favorites like malspam.
The developers of NEM cryptocurrency claim they have traced $533 million in digital coins stolen from hacked crypto exchange Coincheck to an anonymous account whose owners are trying to move the money around, according to Reuters.
The Spartanburg, S.C., Public Library system was shut down after it was hit with a ransomware attack.
A newly discovered malicious URL redirection campaign that infects users with the XMRig Monero cryptocurrency miner has already victimized users between 15 and 30 million times, researchers have reported.
Originally used by reputed North Korean hackers to attack the global banking sector, the Ratankba downloader trojan has been repurposed into a PowerShell-based variant that appears to be targeting small, non-financial organizations and individuals with an interest in cryptocurrency, an analysis shows.
Heard of the hot new cryptocurrency SpriteCoin? No? That's because it's a fictional fairy tale cooked up by cybercrooks as a ruse to infect wannabe investors with a particularly devilish ransomware program.