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Cryptocurrency
Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers with cryptomining malware
Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers using cracked games with cryptomining malware Crackonosh.
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Cybersecurity
Healthcare, manufacturing and finance sectors accounted for 62% of all cyber-attacks in 2020
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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Sophos
Malicious cryptominer exploits MS Exchange Server vulnerabilities
"We are looking at yet another rapidly compiled, opportunistic and possibly experimental attack."
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Cybersecurity
Sophos unearths origin of prominent cryptominer
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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Cryptocurrency
Cryptomining trojan malware discovered by ESET researchers
The malware, primarily targeting victims in Czechia and Slovakia, prioritises subterfuge through deployment of multiple techniques to avoid detection, and leans heavily on the Tor network and BitTorrent protocol to achieve its goals.
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Malware
Cyber-gangs using SSH identities to sell on the black market
Only 10% of organisations believe they have complete and accurate intelligence over all SSH machine identities.
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Malware
Banking malware grows 50% while cryptominers decline – Check Point
The report’s findings are based on data drawn from Check Point’s between January and June 2019, highlighting the key tactics cyber-criminals are using to attack businesses.
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Cloud Security
CSOs - are you prepared for cloud cryptojacking?
A recent report found that almost half of the organisations surveyed have malware in one of their cloud applications.
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Malware
New threat rears its head in new malware report
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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Cybersecurity
Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
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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Cryptocurrency
Check Point releases January’s ‘most wanted’ malware
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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Check Point
Crypto-miners creating havoc for businesses: Coinhive 'Most Wanted' malware
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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Malware
How much a cryptomalware attack could cost your business
The total damage of which is a combination of a variety of factors.