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Crypto Jacking stories

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Darktrace notes health, retail and energy cyberattack trends
Fri, 13th Jan 2023
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network security
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cybersecurity
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it in healthcare
The most observed 2022 cyber incident in Australia’s healthcare was suspicious network scan activity and multiple lateral movement model breaches in 2021.
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Sysdig reveals a loss of $53 for every $1 cryptojackers gain
Fri, 30th Sep 2022
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cloud security
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application security
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ddos
The 2022 Sysdig Cloud Native Threat Report breaks down supply chain attacks against containers and how geopolitical conflict influences attacker behaviours.
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Sysdig releases CDR offering to combat cryptojacking
Thu, 11th Aug 2022
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ml
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finance, leasing & rental
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cloud services
Sysdig has unveiled a cloud detection and response (CDR) offering powered by machine learning to combat cryptojacking.
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Ransomware, threats, IoT malware, cryptojacking on the rise
Wed, 23rd Feb 2022
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
Cyberattacks become more attractive and potentially more disastrous as dependence on information technology increases.
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Cybercriminals target Linux-based systems with ransomware and cryptojacking
Thu, 10th Feb 2022
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malware
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virtualisation
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ransomware
As the most common cloud operating system, Linux is quickly becoming an attacker’s ticket into a multi-cloud environment.
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New botnet uncovered known for sextortion and crypto-jacking
Fri, 17th Dec 2021
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cybersecurity
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sextortion
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check point software
Check Point Research is warning of a new variant of Phorpiex, a botnet known for sextortion and crypto-jacking.
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How Bitcoin could impact the cyber-threat landscape
Wed, 27th Jan 2021
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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cybersecurity
Bitcoin's surge in value has made cybercriminals rich, with the rise in profits driving a more financially motivated threat landscape.
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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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Phishing URLs grew by 640% last year - report
Fri, 21st Feb 2020
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malware
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phishing
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cybersecurity
Phishing attempts have increased by 640% and malware targeting Windows 7 has risen by 125%, according to a new report by OpenText.
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Five tips to defend against cryptojacking - Bitglass
Wed, 28th Aug 2019
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malware
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casb
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bitglass
Hackers mine for crypto via 'cryptojacking', draining devices and cloud resources; firms face soaring costs.
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Wandera reports on the state of mobile security in financial services
Wed, 10th Jul 2019
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fintech
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cybersecurity
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crypto jacking
UK financial services face increasing cyber threats, with a 480% rise in data breaches reported in 2018, according to a report from Wandera.
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How to avoid becoming a cryptojacking victim - Bitglass
Tue, 14th May 2019
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cryptocurrency
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iaas
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mfa
Large-scale cryptojacking is a lucrative business due to the popularity and value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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Cyber threats progressing as defenses evolve - Trustwave
Mon, 29th Apr 2019
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cybersecurity
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trustwave
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report
2019 Trustwave report unveils evolving cyber threats and data breach trends.
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Survey shows organisations in the dark about shadow mining threat
Wed, 3rd Apr 2019
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cybersecurity
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cryptomining
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crypto jacking
To be successful and remain undetected, shadow mining depends on deliberately configuring security systems to function incorrectly.
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New threats on the block: Formjacking, IoT, LotL attacks
Tue, 26th Feb 2019
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gdpr
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iot security
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privacy
Symantec's report provides an overview of the threat landscape, including insights into global threat activity, cyber criminal trends, and motivations for attackers.
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Cryptomining apps discovered on Microsoft’s app store
Mon, 18th Feb 2019
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microsoft
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malware
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symantec
It is believed that the eight apps were likely developed by the same person or group.
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2018 sees 1,500% increase in coinmining malware - report
Wed, 19th Dec 2018
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botnet
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report
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coinhive
This issue will only continue to grow as IoT forms the foundation of connected devices and smart city grids.
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Mac malware on WatchGuard’s top ten list for first time
Tue, 18th Dec 2018
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malware
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firewall
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apple
The report is based on data from active WatchGuard Firebox unified threat management appliances and covers the major malware campaigns.
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Exclusive: Securing cloud data in the APAC environment
Mon, 26th Nov 2018
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ransomware
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malware
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phishing
The majority of users are unable to develop good cyber hygiene in line with the rapid rate of digitalisation that the APAC region is undergoing.
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Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
Tue, 18th Sep 2018
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
Xbash is data-destructive; destroying Linux-based databases as part of its ransomware capabilities.
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Exclusive: Why NZ is particularly vulnerable to cryptomining
Wed, 11th Jul 2018
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iot security
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wireless networks
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exclusive
Cryptomining is the newest cybersecurity threat dominating the headlines, but awareness of the attack method is still lacking among organisations.
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Exclusive: Demystifying cryptojacking and how organisations can protect themselves
Thu, 5th Jul 2018
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Cryptojacking is becoming the new go-to method for cybercriminals to monetise their malware, with a surge of 28% per quarter globally.
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Here’s what the threat landscape currently looks like, according to Fortinet
Fri, 22nd Jun 2018
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firewall
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malware
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ransomware
Fortinet says there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer hijacking systems and using them for cryptomining.