Cryptojacking

Firefox Browser Adds Option to Automatically Block Crypto Mining Scripts

Mozilla has released an update for its Firefox browser which includes an option to block cryptocurrency mining scripts on websites.

Firefox Quantum Offers Anti-Cryptojacking Feature

Firefox Quantum has an opt-in cryptojacking protection feature

Crypto Miners Dominate Top 10 List of Most Prolific Malware Threats

A global threat report has concluded that the three most common malware variants detected in April were crypto miners

Malware Shellbot is Now Capable of Shutting Down Other Miners

Cryptojacking malware Shellbot can now shut down other mining on infected servers

Cryptojacking Malware Beapy Primarily Targets Chinese Enterprises

TheMerkle Cryptojacking SwedenOver the past 18 months, the cryptojacking threat has become all the more tangible. Whereas consumers were among the first wave of “targets'< it now seems most of these attempts are shifting to a completely different audience. The vast majority of current cryptojacking attacks target enterprises, with one strain making a massive impact in China over the past handful of months. Cryptojacking Remains Popular in China Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts will be all too familiar with the term cryptojacking. This form of malware primarily focuses on making money by abusing the computer resources of its victims. In virtually all cases, the

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Consumer-Targeted Cryptojacking Is ‘Essentially Extinct’: Research

After in-browser mining service Coinhive was shut down in early March, cryptojacking against consumers has sharply decreased, according to a new report

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

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

US Justice Dept. Convicts Two Romanians of Cybercrimes Including Cryptojacking

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

Major Web Browser Firefox by Mozilla Now Blocks Web-Based Cryptojacking

Mozilla Firefox has launched anti-crypto mining protection option in its latest Nightly 68 and Beta 67 browser versions

Japanese Court Acquits Man Accused of Cryptojacking

A Japanese court has ruled to acquit a man who was illicitly mining crypto after embedding Coinhive on his website

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