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MIRUS – a cryptomining virus

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 February 27, 2018

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Cryptocurrencies are all the vogue now. This has resulted in the emergence of increasing cryptocurrency mining activities. Several platforms make mining services available to users. One such platform that provides JavaScript cryptocurrency miners for websites is CoinHive. Recently, we have analyzed a virus that infects user files with mining scripts. CoinHive is...

In-browser Cryptojacking at full throttle – A report by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 January 23, 2018

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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Tezos are in full swing. And they have exponentially increased cryptocurrency mining (or cryptomining) activities. Previously, cryptomining was carried out by powerful and dedicated mining hardware or by utilizing distributed computing because the entire process requires a lot of computation. However, there has been an observable change in the mining trends. Now, web browsers are taking part in cryptomining and its activity is growing because...

Massive campaign delivering Monero Miner via compromised websites – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 November 24, 2017

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Ransomware outbreaks have been on the rise for quite some time now but suddenly we are observing a change in this trend.  Seems like the rise observed in cryptocurrency valuations especially for Bitcoins is making attackers to go after cryptocurrency mining. Cryptocurrency miner malware have become hot attack vectors for...