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Cryptomalware stories

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Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers with cryptomining malware
Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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cryptocurrency
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Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers using cracked games with cryptomining malware Crackonosh.
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Healthcare, manufacturing and finance sectors accounted for 62% of all cyber-attacks in 2020
Fri, 21st May 2021
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The healthcare industry was the hardest hit, with 97% of all hostile activity targeted at the industry being web application or application-specific attacks.
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Malicious cryptominer exploits MS Exchange Server vulnerabilities
Thu, 22nd Apr 2021
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firewall
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network management
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network security
"We are looking at yet another rapidly compiled, opportunistic and possibly experimental attack."
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Sophos unearths origin of prominent cryptominer
Fri, 22nd Jan 2021
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firewall
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network management
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network security
The cryptominer was recently discovered when attackers targeted internet-facing database servers (SQL servers), and the MrbMiner was downloaded and installed.
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Cryptomining trojan malware discovered by ESET researchers
Thu, 3rd Sep 2020
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firewall
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network management
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The malware, primarily targeting victims in Czechia and Slovakia, prioritises subterfuge through deployment of multiple techniques to avoid detection, and leans heavily on the Tor network and BitTorrent protocol to achieve its goals.
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Cyber-gangs using SSH identities to sell on the black market
Mon, 17th Feb 2020
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malware
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cybersecurity
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advanced persistent threat protection
Only 10% of organisations believe they have complete and accurate intelligence over all SSH machine identities.
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Banking malware grows 50% while cryptominers decline – Check Point
Thu, 1st Aug 2019
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malware
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cryptomalware
The report’s findings are based on data drawn from Check Point’s between January and June 2019, highlighting the key tactics cyber-criminals are using to attack businesses.
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CSOs - are you prepared for cloud cryptojacking?
Mon, 18th Feb 2019
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cloud security
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iaas
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mfa
A recent report found that almost half of the organisations surveyed have malware in one of their cloud applications.
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New threat rears its head in new malware report
Thu, 14th Feb 2019
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malware
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cryptomalware
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Check Point’s researchers view Speakup as a significant threat, as it can be used to download and spread any malware.
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Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
Wed, 21st Mar 2018
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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cybersecurity
Check Point has released a 'cryptomining 101' document that details how cybercriminals hack into devices to steal their CPU power for illicit mining.
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Check Point releases January’s ‘most wanted’ malware
Wed, 21st Feb 2018
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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23% of organisations around the world were affected by Check Point's 'most wanted' malware in January, a 'lucrative' revenue stream for criminals.
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Crypto-miners creating havoc for businesses: Coinhive 'Most Wanted' malware
Tue, 16th Jan 2018
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Crypto-mining malware variants are causing headaches for enterprises and their computers as website owners try to recoup revenue, says Check Point.
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How much a cryptomalware attack could cost your business
Mon, 5th Sep 2016
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The total damage of which is a combination of a variety of factors.
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