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.
We take a look at a prolific campaign that is focused on the distribution of coin miners via drive-by download attacks. We started to notice larger-than-usual payloads from the RIG exploit kit around November 2017, a trend that has continued more recently via a campaign dubbed Ngay.
The world of Bitcoin is ablaze with profit, speculation, and potential riches for all. Unfortunately, scammers are in on the action and will stop at nothing to relieve the unwary of their digital fortunes. What are the threats, and what can you do to stay safe?
Why do threat actors prefer mining for Monero rather than the very hot Bitcoin cryptocurrency? Let us point out the reasons.