Tags cryptojacking

Scammers pounce on internet-for-rent services, generating cryptocurrency in quiet

by Jeff Stone

Email fraud and ransomware attackers apparently are not enough.

Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers hit with cryptojacking

by Shannon Vavra

The hackers are after Monero.

Botnet operators, ransomware scammers the latest groups to pounce on Exchange Server bugs

by Sean Lyngaas

What started as a reported Chinese spying operation has devolved into an opportunistic romp for criminals.

Indictment of Capital One suspect alleges breaches of 30 companies, cryptojacking

by Jeff Stone

Paige Thompson faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The indictment also includes charges of cryptojacking.

Cyberattack at med-tech conglomerate Hoya slowed production at Thai factory by 60 percent

by Jeff Stone

Roughly 100 computers were infected with malicious software that stole user credentials, then tried to install a program that would co-opt those machines into mining for cryptocurrency.

For many crooks, malware is out and PowerShell attacks are in, IBM says

by Jeff Stone

Fifty-seven percent of the cyberattacks detected by IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence used common applications like PowerShell or PsExec, compared to 29 percent that used more traditional phishing attacks.