A week in security (April 16 – April 22)

A roundup of security news from April 16 – April 22, including tax fraud, Adobe Flash, trustjacking, and surveillanceware.

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Labs CTNT report shows shift in threat landscape to cryptomining

What did we learn about cybercrime in the quarterly Labs CTNT report? Malicious cryptomining has taken over in 2018, and it’s leaving all other malware families behind.

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The state of malicious cryptomining

From malware coin miners to drive-by mining, we review the state of malicious cryptomining in the past few months by looking at the most notable incidents and our own telemetry stats.

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New Deepfakes forum goes mining with Coinhive

With the collapse of the main Deepfakes hubs on Reddit, users have moved away to other forums. Problem is, at least one of them is mining for cryptocurrency. Can your PC handle it?

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Ransomware’s difficult second album

We take a look at the difficulties faced by ransomware authors as they try to adapt and evolve to the next form of stealthier Bitcoin hoarding: cryptocurrency mining.

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