Microsoft bans crypto mining from its online services
Microsoft quietly banned crypto mining activities in Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.
Microsoft argues that preventing crypto mining preserves the performance of services for other customers and protects users from potential malicious activity associated with crypto mining.
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Nvidia confirms: malware group Lapsus$ has personal company data
Nvidia acknowledges that trade secrets and personal data have been stolen by ransomware group Lapsus$. According to Nvidia, ransomware is not involved. The organization refuses to cooperate with the cybercriminals' demands.
Ransomware group Lapsus$ claims to possess over 1TB of private Nvidia da... Read more
ENISA Threat Landscape 2021 suggests a solution to ransomware
A record increase in cryptojacking, hackers-for-hire on the rise and a possible solution to the ransomware problem. We share a sampling from Threat Landscape 2021, ENISA's annual cybersecurity report.
ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) identifies ransomware as the biggest t... Read more
“European supercomputers targeted by hackers”
According to security specialist Cado Security, various supercomputer environments in Europe have been targeted by hackers. The malicious parties installed cryptomining software on these systems.
According to the security specialist, several supercomputer environments in Germany, Spain, the Unit... Read more
Botnet uses YouTube to mine cryptocurrency
A pre-existing botnet has changed its behaviour by switching to cryptomining. To do this, it uses YouTube as part of its process. The change was discovered on Tuesday by ESET security researchers.
The Statinko botnet, which has been active since 2012, was previously used as part of a large-scale... Read more
“Companies are ten times more likely to be victims of cryptominers than of ransomware.
Since the Wannacry attack, everyone knows what ransomware is, and companies are trying to protect themselves. Less well known are cryptominers, although infections with such malware are ten times more common.
Cryptominers infected ten times more companies than ransomware in 2018. Check Point conclud... Read more
Linux cryptominer steals passwords and turns off antivirus software
Researchers from the Russian antivirus manufacturer Dr. Web have found a new form of malware that steals passwords and turns off antivirus software. This is an unnamed trojan, which focuses on Linux. That's what ZDNet reports.
The trojan itself is a gigantic shell script with over 1,000 lines of co... Read more
Continued price decline in bitcoin causes mining companies to go bankrupt
The value of bitcoin and other crypto currencies continues to fall. As a result, several cryptomining companies stop and file for bankruptcy. This is mainly due to the fact that the more bitcoin is mined, the less easy it is to obtain. It is more expensive and that makes it now the value drops less ... Read more
Cryptominers on Linux install rootkits to hide themselves
Trend Micro security researchers have discovered a new variant of malware that minets cryptographic currency on Linux computers. The malware distinguishes itself from others because it downloads a rootkit to change the behavior of the operating system and hides the unwanted high CPU consumption that... Read more
Hackers disguise cryptominer as legitimate Windows installation files
Hackers keep finding new ways to steal cryptic currency. It seems that hackers have now found a way to hide malware that allows them to avoid cryptographic currency as legitimate Windows installation files. Malware known as Coinminer is specifically designed to fly under the radar.
That's what secur... Read more