Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Call it Quits

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 23:19:28 +0000

Roughly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity published a lengthy investigation into the individuals behind Coinhive[.]com, a cryptocurrency mining service that has been heavily abused to force hacked Web sites to mine virtual currency. On Tuesday, Coinhive announced plans to pull the plug on the project early next month.

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Cryptojacking apps return to Google Play Market

Credit to Author: Pankaj Kohli| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:01:30 +0000

At least 25 Android apps on the official Google Play store contain code that mines cryptocurrencies in the background.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/F8aH5rlcN50″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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I am invisible – Monero (XMR) Miner

Credit to Author: Ghanshyam More| Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:27:58 +0000

From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. Nowadays malware authors are using mining as a replacement for Ransomware to make money. Recently Quick Heal Security Labs came across a malware which mines Monero(XMR). This miner has many…

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Obfuscated Coinhive shortlink reveals larger mining operation

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0000

A web miner injected into compromised sites is just the tip of the iceberg for an infrastructure hosting malicious Windows and Linux coin miners.

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Cryptocurrency mining rampage throttles Linux machines – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Amar Patil| Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 11:44:28 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs recently came across a Linux-based Monero (XMR) miner. Monero (XMR) is one of the top 15 cryptocurrencies. It can be mined easily on any machine using its CPU computation power. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred to Bitcoin or Ethereum which are…

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Cryptocurrency mining rampage throttles Linux machines

Credit to Author: Amar Patil| Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 11:44:28 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs recently came across a Linux-based Monero (XMR) miner. Monero (XMR) is one of the top 15 cryptocurrencies. It can be mined easily on any machine using its CPU computation power. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred to Bitcoin or Ethereum which are…

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The state of malicious cryptomining

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:08:03 +0000

From malware coin miners to drive-by mining, we review the state of malicious cryptomining in the past few months by looking at the most notable incidents and our own telemetry stats.

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In-browser Cryptojacking at full throttle – A report by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Prashant Kadam| Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:38:43 +0000

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Tezos are in full swing. And they have exponentially increased cryptocurrency mining (or cryptomining) activities. Previously, cryptomining was carried out by powerful and dedicated mining hardware or by utilizing distributed computing because the entire process requires a lot of computation. However, there has been an observable change in the mining trends. Now, web browsers are taking part in cryptomining and its activity is growing because…

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RIG exploit kit campaign gets deep into crypto craze

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:11:16 +0000

We take a look at a prolific campaign that is focused on the distribution of coin miners via drive-by download attacks. We started to notice larger-than-usual payloads from the RIG exploit kit around November 2017, a trend that has continued more recently via a campaign dubbed Ngay.

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