What is cryptocurrency and why do cybercriminals love it?

Ever stumble into a conversation about Bitcoin and wonder, “What is cryptocurrency, anyway?” Read on to learn how it works and why cybercriminals love it.

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Why is Malwarebytes blocking CoinHive?

Since September 19, the number two most frequently blocked website for our customers has been coinhive.com. This post will describe what CoinHive is, what it is doing, and why we are blocking it.

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Fake FBI mail: “Send us $112 or we’ll lock your iCloud account”

Steer clear of this fake FBI message regarding your “locked” iCloud account. It’s nothing more than a get rich quick scam, and the people behind it are looking to cash in at your expense.

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From a fake wallet to a Java RAT

We take a look at Adwind, one of the most popular Java Remote Administration Tool. This RAT was distributed via a phishing email and amongst other things, can steal credentials or capture screenshots on the infected machine.

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The curious case of a Sundown EK variant dropping a Cryptocurrency Miner (updated)

A strange variant or copycat of Sundown EK drops an unexpected payload that we decided to look deeper into.

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