Tag Archives: Malware

Research Warns ‘Familiar’ Monero Mining Malware Is Infecting Windows Systems

A new hacking tool is propagating throughout the online community in an attempt to install cryptocurrency mining malware, researchers at security intelligence firm Trend Micro confirmed in a blog post on Feb. 20. Continue reading Research Warns ‘Familiar’ Monero Mining Malware Is Infecting Windows Systems

Bitcoin Wallet Malware Scam Targets Electrum Users And Garners Over 200BTC

An attack on the Electrum bitcoin wallet has so far netted hackers over 200 bitcoin worth around $750,000. The attack began on December 21, 2018. Though it has victimized some unsuspecting users, it can be avoided. Continue reading Bitcoin Wallet Malware Scam Targets Electrum Users And Garners Over 200BTC

Hackers Injected Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Earlier this week, hackers infiltrated Browsealoud, a free text-to-translation tool, and injected the Coinhive cryptocurrency mining malware script into the tool’s JavaScript codebase. Consequently, the estimated 4,275 websites using Browsealoud — including some operated by government agencies in the US and UK — became unwitting pawns in a cryptocurrency mining malware gambit, believed to be the largest-scale attack of its kind. When users visited the website, the Coinhive mining script automatically began harnessing the visitor’s computer processing power to mine anonymity-centric cryptocurrency Monero. However, perhaps due to the massive scale of the breach — and the fact that it targeted prominent government websites — the exploit was quickly discovered, and by the end of the day, Browsealoud creator Texthelp had suspended the service.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/hackers-injected-cryptocurrency-mining-malware-into-4275-government-websites-they-only-made-24/