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CoinHive In-Browser Software is ‘Mining’ $250K Per Month...

New academic research released by RWTH Aachen University has discovered that cryptocurrency miner CoinHive is very profitable. In fact, it’s generating over $250,000 worth of...

Ian Tozer | Aug 16, 2018 | 04:00
The Pirate Bay Resumes Cryptojacking But Should it Even be an Issue?

The Pirate Bay Resumes Cryptojacking But Should it Even be an Issue?

The Pirate Bay (TPB) has resumed its cryptojacking activities. The P2P file-sharing platform launched another browser script that hijacks unused CPU power of site users to mine...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jul 04, 2018 | 00:00

‘Drupalgeddon 2’: Cryptojacking Makes a Return to...

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...

Nick Chong | May 08, 2018 | 03:00

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...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | May 01, 2018 | 05:00

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...

Georgi Georgiev | Apr 25, 2018 | 02:30
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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...

Adam James | Feb 14, 2018 | 07:30
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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...

Martin Young | Feb 12, 2018 | 01:00
Blockchain Offers Viable Alternative to Outdated Online Ad Tech

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...

Jeff Francis | Jan 27, 2018 | 03:00

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...

Martin Young | Jan 10, 2018 | 19:30

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...

Martin Young | Dec 27, 2017 | 08:30
Cryptocurrency Malware ComboJack Targets Clipboard Data - Here's How to Protect Yourself

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...

David Balaban | Oct 20, 2017 | 02:30

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