Cryptominer News, Articles and Updates

One of the biggest cryptomining operations ever hits Jenkins CI servers

One of the biggest cryptomining operations ever discovered is targeting Jenkins CI servers, the most popular open source automation server in use today, causing slower performance and even denial of service attacks.

Drive-by cryptomining targeting millions of Android devices

Drive-by cryptomining campaigns were spotted targeting millions of Android devices via infected apps and malicious browser redirects.

Coinhive being spread by hackers hacking back other hackers

Cryptocurrency miners are posting extremely detailed and legitimate looking hacking apps that are in fact trojans designed to spread the Coinhive cryptocurrency miner.

First SCADA cryptominer seen in the wild

The first documented cryptominer attack on a SCADA network of a critical infrastructure operator was seen in the wild.

ADB.Miner takes cryptominer mobile and beyond targeting Android devices

Malicious cryptominers are going mobile and beyond with a new botnet malware targeting Android-based devices that expose debug capabilities to the internet, for the purpose or mining Monero.

Cryptominers and malspam up while zero days and ransomware decline

Malicious actors kept busy late last year adding new weapons to their arsenal while placing others on the backburner as they attempted to profit from new honey pots like cryptocurrency mining and boosting the amount of old favourites.

Google's DoubleClick network exploited to serve cryptominers

A malvertising campaign was observed exploiting Google's DoubleClick network to deliver silent cryptominers on high-traffic sites.

North Korean Monero miner: educational tool or weapon prototype?

A North Korean cryptominer is raising questions as to whether it is an educational tool or a prototype to carry out silent attacks on unsuspecting CPUs.

Report: Expect more website ads to contain hidden cryptominers

In addition to hiding cryptocurrency miners in the coding of websites, malicious actors may also increasingly conceal them within advertisements appearing on these sites.

Hackers target WordPress websites with cryptomining campaign

Hackers have deployed brute force attacks on WordPress websites in order to turn them into cryptocurrency miners. Single botnet thought to be behind massive attack that yielded almost £750,000 for criminals.

WordPress hit with keylogger, 5,400 sites infected

The cryptomining malware pushed from cloudflare.solutions since earlier this year has been modified with the addition of keylogger functionality to its mix; PublicWWW reporting that more than 5,400 Wordpress sites are now infected.

Cryptominer uses hidden browser windows to keep on mining

A new drive-by cryptominer is using a unique technique which allows malicious site owners and threat actors to keep mining Monero even after closing their browser windows.

Cryptoshuffler trojan diverting bitcoin payments to criminal's pockets

Cryptocurrency mining may be all the rage right now, but some malicious actors are finding it easier to use a specialised trojan that simply steals the money right out of a digital wallet.

Password reuse results in Coinhive DNS Server used to mine Monero

Password reuse resulted in an unknown hacker taking over Coinhive's DNS server and replacing it with a JavaScript in-browserMonero cryptominer.

Modified video games on Russian forum tainted with WaterMiner cryptominer

A Russian hacker implanted a stealth cryptominer in his creations, including a mod of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) that was recently found on a Russian-speaking forum, available for download.