A week in security (November 6 – November 12)

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 6 through 12. Bitcoin multiplier scams, exploit kits, cryptocurrency mining, and a bogus WhatsApp app.

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Magnitude EK actor goes for Bitcoin multiplier scam (updated)

A Bitcoin multiplier scam in disguise is the latest trick pulled by the Magnitude exploit kit operator.

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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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