Global security provider Sophos has discovered a Microsoft Exchange Server hosting a malicious monero cryptominer which is aimed at other Exchange servers.
Argentina's biggest Internet service provider Telecom Argentina has been hit by the REvil ransomware, with the attackers apparently using a vulnerability in Citrix VPN server to gain entry and hold the company to ransom.
Researchers at security outfit F5 Labs say they have found Golang-based malware that attacks Linux servers through a variety of methods.
Security firm Symantec says it has found eight apps in Microsoft's app store that mine the cryptocurrency monero surreptitiously and has advised the company about this.
Security firm Palo Alto Networks claims to have found samples of malware spread by a group known as Rocke that uninstalls five different cloud security protection and monitoring products from Linux servers that have already been compromised due to their running certain applications with known vulnerabilities.
A script that mines for cryptocurrencies on Linux systems first needs to infect these systems, either by using brute force to guess SSH passwords or else by gaining entry through the use of stolen credentials that can be bought on dark web forums.
The value of the cryptocurrency bitcoin has fallen below US$3500, the lowest it has been since September 2017, with reports that it fell to US$3447.58 on Sunday.
Malicious attackers inserted a script to mine cryptocurrency into the website of the Make A Wish foundation, the security firm Trustwave says, an activity known as cryptojacking.
Instances of cryptojacking — where malicious actors use either malware or scripts within a website to surreptitiously mine for cryptocurrencies — have shown a marked fall since a peak in December 2017, according to statistics collated by the US security firm Symantec.
The first known Australian casualty of the Drupal vulnerabilities which came to light recently has been revealed, with Family Planning NSW announcing that its website had been compromised and the personal information of about 8000 clients exposed.
Malicious attackers are taking advantage of critical flaws in the Drupal content management system, used in many of the world’s largest websites, to spread a script that mines for the monero cryptocurrency, a researcher has warned.
Researchers at security firm Check Point say they have found a once legitimate video download software site, OSDSoft, has now begun mining cryptocurrency through surreptitious means.
Former Washington Post employee Brian Krebs, who runs a site claimed to be dedicated to security issues, has come under fire from users of a German image board pr0gramm.com after he revealed details about several admins and moderators in an article which claimed to identify who was behind the cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive. This is known as doxxing.
The Los Angeles Times website is serving a cryptocurrency mining script which appears to have been placed there by malicious attackers, according to a well-known security expert.
American news and opinion website Salon is resorting to using its readers' PCs to mine cryptocurrency in order to make up for the loss of revenue due to ad blockers.
A security consultant based in the UK has discovered cryptocurrency mining scripts embedded on thousands of websites, including many belonging to the UK, US and Australian governments.
Windows malware that mines for cryptocurrencies has, for the first time, been found in the network of an industrial control system at an operational treatment plant for a water utility, Radiflow, a security provider for critical infrastructure, says.
The ephemeral nature of cryptocurrencies has been underlined this morning by two stories: one claims bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies will hit zero, while the other says the cryptocurrency market could hit US$1 trillion this year with bitcoin surging to US$50,000.
China is set to block all websites, local and foreign, connected with trading in cryptocurrencies or initial coin offerings, a newspaper affiliated to the People's Bank of China says.
Microsoft Windows servers around the globe are playing host to a mining botnet known as Smominru Monero, which may have made as much as US$3.6 million for its operators based on the current value of the monero cryptocurrency.
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