Cryptominers found in Microsoft Store
Symantec security researchers have found about eight potentially unwanted applications in the Microsoft Store that use a victim's computer to mine cryptic currency. That's what IT Pro says. The apps set include battery and computer optimization. They also act as search engines and browsers.
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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
WebCobra malware installs miners for monero and zcash
McAfee Labs reports that a new type of malware has been found that works as a cryptographic mineral. The malware bears the name WebCobra and takes over his victim's device. Then it starts with cryptographic currency mining, including zcash and monero. Of course, the earnings go to the hackers.
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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.
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