New Mac cryptominer Malwarebytes detects as Bird Miner runs by emulating Linux

A new Mac cryptominer we call Bird Miner was found on pirated music production software that interestingly runs via Linux. Learn how this unique malware attempts, and ultimately fails, at using stealth techniques.

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A week in security (April 22 – 28)

A roundup of security news from April 22–28, covering phishing, CCTV evasion, VPNs, and keeping data safe.

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‘Hidden Bee’ miner delivered via improved drive-by download toolkit

Threat actors switch to the Hidden Bee miner as a payload for this unusual and complex drive-by download campaign.

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New Mac cryptominer uses XMRig

New Mac cryptominer malware is using the XMRig library to mine Monero on infected Macs.

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New Mac cryptominer distributed via a MacUpdate hack

A new Mac cryptocurrency miner, called OSX.CreativeUpdate, was being distributed from the MacUpdate website, in the guise of known apps such as Firefox.

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Drive-by mining and ads: The Wild Wild West

Cryptomining in the browser is all the rage lately. But what are the impacts for users when it is being abused by dubious publishers?

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