Tag: malware

New Malicious Monero Miner Crashes Computers When Attempting to Remove it

It has been a while since cryptocurrency malware was worth paying much attention to. With cryptocurrency mining having become more common, criminals are once again taking notice. WinstarNssmMiner may have a weird name, but it is a very potent cryptocurrency mining malware strain. Attempting to remove it will result in a complete system crash. WinstarNssmMiner Means Business In the world of cryptocurrency malware, getting rid of specific types of software will always …
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Is Cybercrime Getting Out of Control?

Stating that cybercrime is on the rise is rather like saying the world is round. Identifying this well-known fact is no longer any great discovery. But understanding the magnitude of the problem and how it affects us as we use the internet is an important starting point. Earlier this week, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released their 2017 Internet Crime Report. More than 300,000 consumers reported that they …
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Dark Caracal Malware Is a Threat to All Mobile Device Users

The electronic devices we use on a daily basis are very prone to hacks, theft, and other software-related issues. One particular security bug uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has researchers greatly concerned. A new type of malware designed to look like popular social messaging applications has already stolen gigabytes worth of data. This puts smartphones and some tablets at risk, but finding a solution to this threat may prove far more …
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North Korean Hackers Ramp up Malware Attacks Against Bitcoin Service Providers

There have been numerous attacks involving malware over the past few years. A growing number of these attacks are aimed at cryptocurrency users and service providers. According to Yonhap News, new statistics indicate things are slowly getting out of hand in this regard. A 370% increase in the frequency of malware and ransomware attacks is pretty worrisome, to say the very least. It is unclear how many of these attempts were orchestrated …
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