Malware

PayPal Aims to Prevent Crypto Ransomware Attacks With New Patent

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

PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

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

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

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

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

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

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

YouTube Reportedly Runs Malicious Ad for Bitcoin Wallet Electrum by Accident

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

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

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

Google Deletes Crypto Malware Targeting Blockchain.com, MyEtherWallet Users

Latest security mishap sees Google accidently host hacking extension

Report Shows Cryptojacking Is Prime Example of Shift Towards Discreet Cyberattacks

Cybercriminals are reportedly favoring “low and slow” approaches in attacks made for financial gains, and cryptojacking is a prime example of this shift, the report notes

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