Tag: Mining Malware

Tesla Falls Victim to Increasingly Popular Cryptojacking Trend

Cryptojacking is quickly becoming a very serious problem in the world of security and cryptocurrency. Especially when it comes to unprotected online administration consoles, a lot of damage can be done. Surprisingly, Tesla has fallen victim to this increasingly popular trend as well. It is evident cryptocurrency mining malware will not be going away anytime soon. Tesla and Cryptojacking For those unaware of what cryptojacking is all about, it is …
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A Monero Mining Bot Is Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

If you’ve interacted with Facebook, you may have had run-ins with spam bots that infest your profile (or your friends’ profiles) and post links or advertisements without your permission. Well, the same malware that tells your friends to “Check out this link for 90% off a BRAND NEW pair of Ray-Bans. WOW!” is now being used to mine cryptocurrency. A downloaded client runs mining software that contributes hashing power to the malware’s …
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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infection Attempts Are on the Rise Again

Covert cryptocurrency mining malware is on the rise, and computer owners should be wary. As we have documented on this site multiple times, rogue cryptocurrency mining malware is of keen interest to cybercriminals. By distributing this mining malware, criminals can effectively use victims’ computer resources to mine Ethereum, Monero, and a few other currencies. A new report from Kaspersky Lab shows how lucrative this business has become. Rogue Cryptocurrency Mining …
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New CS:GO Cheating App for MacOS Contains a Malicious Monero Miner

Users of the MacOS operating system should steer clear of a new CS:GO “cheat” known as vHook. Anyone who plays Counter-Strike: Global Offense is always looking to gain a competitive edge in one way or another. Resorting to cheats is frowned upon, but it is also the only option in the minds of some players. The new vHook cheating app for MacOS should not be trusted, as it installs nefarious cryptocurrency mining software on devices. CS:GO Cheating …
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