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Microsoft bans crypto mining from its online services

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. ... Read more

date1 year ago
Nvidia confirms: malware group Lapsus$ has personal company data

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

date2 years ago
ENISA Threat Landscape 2021 suggests a solution to ransomware

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

date3 years ago
“European supercomputers targeted by hackers”

“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

date4 years ago
Botnet uses YouTube to mine cryptocurrency

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

date4 years ago
Linux cryptominer steals passwords and turns off antivirus software

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

date5 years ago
Cryptominers on Linux install rootkits to hide themselves

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

date6 years ago
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