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I am invisible – Monero (XMR) Miner

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 September 3, 2018

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From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. Nowadays malware authors are using mining as a replacement for Ransomware to make money. Recently Quick Heal Security Labs came across a malware which mines Monero(XMR). This miner has many...

Cryptocurrency mining rampage throttles Linux machines – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 May 22, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs recently came across a Linux-based Monero (XMR) miner. Monero (XMR) is one of the top 15 cryptocurrencies. It can be mined easily on any machine using its CPU computation power. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred to Bitcoin or Ethereum which are...

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...