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New Linux Malware Mines Crypto While Remaining Undetectable

Two threat analysts recently stumbled upon new Linux malware that keeps its cryptocurrency mining operations hidden. On Sept. 16, Augusto Remillano II and Jakub Urbanec revealed in a post on Trend Micro, a security intelligence blog, that they found new Linux malware. According to the analysts, this malware is particularly notable because of the way …

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Cryptomining Malware Targets Back-to-School Students With Fake Textbooks

Security software provider Kaspersky has identified a form of cryptomining malware that has taken root in multiple sites where pirated textbooks are upload and downloaded. The delivery agent, WinLNK.Agent.gen, has been active since 2011 but now its payload is a bit more lucrative for the folks who spread it. The malware masquerades as a book …

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New Crypto-Stealing Ransomware Targets Fortnite Players

A new piece of  ransomware called Syrk will encrypt files on your hard drive while deleting entire folders if the ransom is not paid. The malware is based on the open source Hidden-Cry program, an encryptor that appeared online last December and has been the basis for many bits of malware over the past year. Image via …

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New Malware Miner Sneakily Hides When Task Manager Is Open

Meet “Norman” – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted. The malicious code was identified by researchers at data security firm Varonis when investigating a crypto-miner infestation at a “mid-size company.” “Almost every server and workstation was infected with malware. Most were generic variants of cryptominers. Some were password …

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Researchers Find Monero Mining Malware That Hides From Task Manager

Cybersecurity company Varonis has discovered a new cryptojacking virus, dubbed “Norman,” that aims to mine the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) and evade detection.  Varonis published a report about Norman on Aug.14. According to the report, Varonis found Norman as one of many cryptojacking viruses deployed in an attack that infected machines at a mid-size company.  Hackers …

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XMR Cryptojacking Malware Smominru Updated, Now Targeting User Data

Malware Smominru mines Monero (XMR) on at least half a million infected computers and now also steals sensitive personal data. An updated malware Cybersecurity company Carbon Black claimed that its Threat Analysis Unit “uncovered a secondary component in a well-known cryptomining campaign” in a report published on Aug. 7. According to the firm, the malware …

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Facebook sues two app developers for click fraud

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Facebook has filed a lawsuit today against two Android app developers for infecting their users with malware that faked clicks on ads. Both the Hong Kong-based JediMobi and the Singapore-based LionMobi were a part of the social media giant’s Audience Network. The program lets Facebook’s advertisers host their …

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Report: Container Software Vulnerabilities On the Rise, Mining Malware is Fading Away

Cryptocurrency ransomware, botnets and backdoors seem to have replaced cryptocurrency mining malware as the tool of choice for cybercriminals, according to a recent report from computer security firm Skybox Security. In its report dubbed “2019 Vulnerability and Threat Trends: Mid-Year Update,” Skybox reviews software vulnerabilities and newly developed exploits, as well as malware and attacks, …

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Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China

A ransomware virus that has successfully infiltrated more than 100 government and private enterprises in the U.S. and internationally has been detected in China, according to a recent Tencent Security report. Dubbed Ryuk, the pernicious code targets “logistics companies, technology companies and small municipalities” with high data value, demanding bounties upward of $5 million paid …

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US Cyber Command warns of nation-state hackers exploiting Outlook

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The recent surge in state-backed hacking campaigns isn’t dying down any time soon. US Cyber Command has reported that unnamed state actors are making “active malicious use” of a 2017-era Outlook vulnerability (long since patched) to escape the email client’s sandbox and run malware on a target …

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