Category: Malware

Bitcoin Mining Malware Education – WindowsTime

It has been a while since a new type of bitcoin mining malware has surfaced. Unfortunately, it appears criminals are exploring this option once again. The WindowsTime.exe bitcoin miner is a Trojan Horse utilizing computer resources to mine bitcoin on behalf of the assailant. Given bitcoin’s recent price increase, it was only to be expected malicious bitcoin miner software would surface once again. The WindowsTime Trojan Is Nasty Business As …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – CrptXXX

Bitcoin ransomware families are plentiful, which is what makes them incredibly dangerous. In some cases, different types of ransomware will have a similar name, which causes some confusion. CrptXXX is a type of malware that should not be confused with CryptXXX, even though both types of malicious software work towards a similar goal. CrptXXX is quite a powerful type of malware, although it can be removed with relative ease. CrptXXX …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – BTCWare

Ransomware developers are very busy these days, as the number of new malware strains continues to increase exponentially. As one would expect, however, not all types of ransomware are new projects. BTCWare, a rather expensive crypto-ransomware variant, shares a lot of similarities with CrptXXX. That does not make this malware any less dangerous, though. BTCWare Is The New Kid on the Block It is becoming more common for cybercriminals to …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – LTTP

It has been a while since a new ransomware strain was discovered. Rest assured criminals are still coming up with new angles in order to defraud as many people as humanly possible. LLTP Ransomware, also known as LLTP Locker, is targeting Spanish-speaking computer users, which somewhat limits its potential. That being said, ransomware is never fun to deal with, even when it only targets a specific group. LLTP Ransomware Is …
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