Obfuscated Coinhive shortlink reveals larger mining operation

A web miner injected into compromised sites is just the tip of the iceberg for an infrastructure hosting malicious Windows and Linux coin miners.

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A week in security (May 14 – May 20)

A roundup of security news from May 14 – May 20, including Mac malware, machine learning, advergaming, tech support scams, and much more.

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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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Deepfakes FakeApp tool (briefly) includes cryptominer

We take a look at what happens when one of the most popular DIY Deepfakes programs decides to monetise with a spot of coin mining. Surprise: it doesn’t end well.

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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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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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SoundCloud Downloader: Always Read the EULA(s)

If you go looking for tunes with this SoundCloud downloader, you may be in need of a tune-up after.

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An “Important Flash Update”? Not Exactly…

A fake “important (Adobe) Flash update” prompt users with multiple pop-ups to update update update!

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