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Cryptomalware stories

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AceCrypto crimeware hits computers 10,000 times a month
Mon, 29th May 2023
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ESET has revealed details about a prevalent cryptor malware, AceCryptor, which operates as a cryptor-as-a-service used by tens of malware families.
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Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers with cryptomining malware
Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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Cybercriminals are using cracked games to target gamers with cryptomining malware, earning over $2 million in cryptocurrency.
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Healthcare, manufacturing and finance sectors accounted for 62% of all cyber-attacks in 2020
Fri, 21st May 2021
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The healthcare industry was the hardest hit, with 97% of all hostile activity targeted at the industry being web application or application-specific attacks.
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Malicious cryptominer exploits MS Exchange Server vulnerabilities
Thu, 22nd Apr 2021
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network management
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network security
Cybercriminals are exploiting Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities despite warnings. Attacks include ransomware and cryptomining malware. Patching is crucial.
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Sophos unearths origin of prominent cryptominer
Fri, 22nd Jan 2021
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firewall
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network management
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network security
The cryptominer was recently discovered when attackers targeted internet-facing database servers (SQL servers), and the MrbMiner was downloaded and installed.
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Cryptomining trojan malware discovered by ESET researchers
Thu, 3rd Sep 2020
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Newly discovered malware, KryptoCibule, is targeting victims in Czechia and Slovakia to steal cryptocurrencies undetected.
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Cyber-gangs using SSH identities to sell on the black market
Mon, 17th Feb 2020
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
Only 10% of organisations believe they have complete and accurate intelligence over all SSH machine identities.
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Banking malware grows 50% while cryptominers decline – Check Point
Thu, 1st Aug 2019
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malware
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retail
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Check Point warns: No digital realm safe from soaring cyber-attacks in 2019.
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CSOs - are you prepared for cloud cryptojacking?
Mon, 18th Feb 2019
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cloud security
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mfa
A recent report found that almost half of the organisations surveyed have malware in one of their cloud applications.
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New threat rears its head in new malware report
Thu, 14th Feb 2019
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cryptomalware
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Check Point’s researchers view Speakup as a significant threat, as it can be used to download and spread any malware.
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Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
Wed, 21st Mar 2018
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blockchain
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cryptocurrency
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Check Point has released a 'cryptomining 101' document that details how cybercriminals hack into devices to steal their CPU power for illicit mining.
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Check Point releases January’s ‘most wanted’ malware
Wed, 21st Feb 2018
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23% of organisations around the world were affected by Check Point's 'most wanted' malware in January, a 'lucrative' revenue stream for criminals.
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Crypto-miners creating havoc for businesses: Coinhive 'Most Wanted' malware
Tue, 16th Jan 2018
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Crypto-mining malware variants are causing headaches for enterprises and their computers as website owners try to recoup revenue, says Check Point.
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How much a cryptomalware attack could cost your business
Mon, 5th Sep 2016
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retail
SMBs face up to £99k hit from a single cryptomalware attack, with operational halt and data loss key culprits, warns Kaspersky Lab.