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Kitty cryptominer targets web app servers, then spreads to app users

Cat got your tongue? It also might be stealing your computer processing power, in order to mine Monero coins. A newly uncovered, sophisticated cryptojacking malware nicknamed Kitty is attempting to infect web application servers.

New Monero miner capable of destroying mobile devices

A cryptocurrency mining gang is using a function normally found in SLocker Android ransomware to add self-protection and persistence to what Trend Micros is calling HiddenMiner.

Cryptocurrency mining attacks increasing exponentially, no end in sight

Cryptocurrency miners are seemingly working away under every rock on the internet and there is good reason. It's an almost guaranteed payday with a negligible chance of being discovered.

Double cryptominer delivered via Oracle server exploit

Threat actors exploited the CVE-2017-10271 vulnerability which allows for remote code execution to deliver both a 64-bit variant and a 32-bit variant of an XMRig Monero miner, according to a 26 February blog post.

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.

Vulnerability in Oracle's WebLogic installs Monero cryptominer on victims' machines

A malicious campaign that's been exploiting a vulnerability in Oracle's WebLogic application servers in order to install a Monero cryptominer on victims' machines spreads the threat worldwide, across virtually all industry sectors.

Monero miner Smominru using EternalBlue to spread

The new Monero miner Smominru is active in the wild using the EternalBlue exploit to spread, according to a new report.

Hackers exploit flaw in enterprise software to deploy Monero cryptominer

Security researchers recently observed an unknown threat actor attempting to deploy a Monero cryptocurrency miner software to users' systems by leveraging Kaseya Ltd's Virtual Systems Administrator (VSA).

Millions of machines download cryptominer after users click on devious link

A newly discovered malicious URL redirection campaign that infects users with the XMRig Monero cryptocurrency miner has already victimised users between 15 and 30 million times, researchers have reported.

Monero crypto miner leveraging Apache Struts vulnerability

Cryptocurrency miners have begun using two older and already patched vulnerabilities to compromise servers to mine the Monero digital currency.

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.

Digmine cryptocurrency botnet spreading through Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is the launching pad for a new Monero-cryptocurrency mining bot called Digmine that so far is hitting only a small sampling of nations around the world.

Hackers use NSA exploits to mine Monero

Zealot campaign used Eternalblue and Eternalsynergy to mine Monero cryptocurrency on networks.

Researchers dissect open-source ransomware programs Bugware and Vortex

Researchers from Zscaler's ThreatLabZ division on Friday released an analysis report on two relatively new open-source ransomware programs, Bugware and Vortex, after tracking recent spam campaigns pushing the strains.

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.

Hackers hit Seagate NAS devices with cryptomining malware

Crypto-currency mining malware is back, driven in part by the growing popularity of alternatives to Bitcoin that are easier to mine and the increasing power of GPUs.