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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RIG exploit kit campaign gets deep into crypto craze

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.

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There’s a hole in my bucket: Bitcoin scams aim to exploit volatile market

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?

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How cryptocurrency mining works: Bitcoin vs. Monero

Why do threat actors prefer mining for Monero rather than the very hot Bitcoin cryptocurrency? Let us point out the reasons.

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A week in security (November 27 – December 03)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3, including smart toys, another security breach, ransomware, and things to ponder when shopping for gifts this Christmas season.

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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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