A week in security (April 23 – April 29)

A roundup of security news from April 23 – April 29, including worms, GDPR, DDoS markets, and more.

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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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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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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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