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    ‘Drupalgeddon 2’: Cryptojacking Makes a Return to Prominence

    Contrary to popular belief, the cryptocurrency space is not always sunshine and rainbows. A report released by an independent internet security analyst has shown that over 400 websites have been affected by an exploit which allows cryptojacking miners to be run secretly in the backgrounds of these websites.  “Cryptojacking,” as coined by members of the cryptosphere, has returned in full force with sites like the Lenovo webpage along with certain Mexican governmental sites coming under

    · May 8, 2018 · 3:00 am
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    UNICEF Australia Introduces Crypto Mining Fundraising Program

    UNICEF Australia has launched a cryptocurrency mining program to raise funds for its humanitarian activities. The aid organization is utilizing the computing power of website visitors to mine cryptocurrency. UNICEF is part of the UN but receives its funding from external charitable donations. Crypto Mining for Charity The Hopepage is the name of the initiative created by UNICEF Australia to raise funds for relief programs across the world. The project is a web-based cryptocurrency mining

    · May 1, 2018 · 5:00 am
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    Phone Cryptojacking Cases Spiral Out of Control in Japan

    As Japan sees a widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity threats in the face of ‘cryptojacking’ are also spiraling out of control. With more than 130,000 incidents in the three months through December 2017, the cases have increased with roughly about 175 times. Japan is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the crypto field, with corporate giants such as Yahoo! Japan and Monex Group already stepping in. However, the surge of popularity is also paving the

    · April 25, 2018 · 2:30 am
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    Salon to Mine Monero with Ad-Blocking Readers’ Computers

    If you’re prone to running ad-blocking software, don’t be surprised to hear your computer’s fans start kicking it up a notch. Major websites like Salon are now looking to start borrowing your computational power in exchange for an ad-free browsing experience. Ad-blockers have been hurting websites’ ad revenue for years now, but they may have found a solution. On Monday, media website Salon began testing a new paradigm, in which it uses ad-blocking readers’ computer

    · February 14, 2018 · 7:30 am
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    Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

    Reports of mining malware infestations are an almost weekly occurrence now. With cryptocurrency mining becoming more lucrative than ransomware, hackers are upping their game and widening the digital net. Those caught in it this week included a number of government websites in the UK and Australia. In what has been newly termed as ‘cryptojacking,’ the Guardian reported that thousands of websites had been infected over the weekend. Those that visited the compromised websites would have

    · February 12, 2018 · 1:00 am
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    YouTube Ads Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining

    YouTube viewers are upset that their computers are being used for cryptocurrency mining due to YouTube ads being hijacked with Coinhive. While the value of cryptocurrencies continues to fluctuate, the desire for people to mine them hasn’t abated at all. In fact, many individuals look for additional ways to enhance their cryptocurrency mining. One option that many have turned to is the notorious Coinhive code that is often embedded in websites. Now it’s shown up

    · January 27, 2018 · 3:00 am
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    Public WiFi a Hotbed for Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

    As more and more inexperienced traders and investors jump aboard the burgeoning blockchain train, cyber security becomes a real and pressing issue. Unlike more institutionalized financial organizations which have secure platforms, crypto investing is more of a personal thing that can lead to software exploits for the unprotected and uninitiated. A report in SiliconAngle this week highlighted the dangers of using unsecured, public wireless hotspots. The threat now being that computers connected through open WiFi

    · January 10, 2018 · 7:30 pm
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    Slow Phone a Sign of Crypto Mining Malware

    As cryptocurrencies rise in popularity and price, they become more of a lucrative target for hackers and cybercriminals. Many of those getting into crypto now are novices to trading and cyber security, and those are the ones at greatest risk of losing their digital stash to hackers. We’ve already learned last week of malware infecting Facebook’s messenger service on desktops.  The software is designed to harness computing power to mine Monero without the user knowing

    · December 27, 2017 · 8:30 am
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    Coinhive – New Cash Cow for Malware Creators

    Coinhive is a technology that is just several weeks old, it was formally introduced on September 14. Coinhive is rapidly turning into the cash cow of the world wide web, progressing from a revolutionary crypto-currency mining instrument to a technology heavily exploited by myriads of cyber-criminals. New Advertising Alternative or Just Plain Malware? Coinhive is a JavaScript library that webmasters can use on their websites. Whenever people visit the website, the Coinhive JavaScript code runs and mines Monero for the webmaster making use of the visitor’s CPU. It is a unique

    · October 20, 2017 · 2:30 am