Category: Monero

5 Cybersecurity Threats And Vulnerability Trends In APAC

Recent months have seen a number of new and exciting developments in the global security business landscape, especially in the APAC region. The imposition of new regulations like Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches scheme and the Indian government’s push to …

Dharma Gang Pushes Phobos Crypto-Locking Ransomware

Ransom note dropped by Phobos crypto-locking ransomware (Source: Coveware) New strains of ransomware are being distributed by attackers who gain remote access to organizations’ networks, as well as via sites that share cracked versions of commercial software.

Over 4 percent of all Monero was mined by malware botnets

As part of a major cybersecurity research project, security researchers have analyzed 4.4 million malware samples that have been detected between 2007 and 2018. About one million of these samples were cryptomining malware. Based on their findings, the researc…

Over 4 percent of all Monero was mined by malware botnets

An estimated 4.32 percent of all the Monero cryptocurrency currently in circulation has been mined by botnets and cyber-criminal operations, according to a study published earlier this month by academics in Spain and the UK. The research was one of the bigges…

Op Ed: Bitcoin Mining Attacks Are Overblown

Whenever I claim that bitcoin is the only decentralized cryptocurrency, I get one of two arguments: My X coin is also decentralized. Bitcoin isn’t decentralized because of Core and/or miners. I’ll leave 1 and the first half of 2 for another day, but the “mini…

New Version of Xbash Malware Targets Cloud Security Programs

Palo Alto Networks’ cyberthreat intelligence team, Unit 42, recently unearthed a new malware related to the Linux cryptocurrency mining malware Xbash. Discovered last year, Xbash targets Linux servers and deletes Linux databases while also mining systems for …

Linux Virus Removes Security Software to Mine Monero

Security researchers warn that a new form of malware targets Linux servers and disable their security products in order to mine cryptocurrency.Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 reveals that it came across samples of malware used by a group called Rocke to i