Cryptojacking: Attackers Hijack Indian Government Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers stole the processing power of several Indian government websites to mine cryptocurrencies, researchers found. Citizen portals such as that of the municipal administration of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Tirupati Municipal Corporation and Macherla municipality are among the hundreds of Indian websites that are found to be infected by cryptojacking malware. Cryptojacking, as the term indicates, The post Cryptojacking: Attackers Hijack Indian Government Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN

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Cybercriminals Are Moving from Ransomware to Cryptojacking: Kaspersky Lab

According to a report published by Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, there has been a significant shift from ransomware-related attacks to crypto-mining malware. The report claims that this type of attack — known as cryptojacking — has become a more profitable prospect for hackers and is the reason for the decline in ransomware attacks. … Continued The post Cybercriminals Are Moving from Ransomware to Cryptojacking: Kaspersky Lab appeared first on CCN

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Cryptojacking Attack Hits Hundreds of Websites to Mine Monero

Cryptojacking has been one of the most significant security threat researchers have been facing ever since cryptocurrencies took off last year. Mining requires computational power, and in return, miners are awarded a small amount of cryptocurrency. With cryptojacking, hackers infect machines and secretly use them to mine cryptocurrencies. According to a report by the UK’s The post Cryptojacking Attack Hits Hundreds of Websites to Mine Monero appeared first on CCN

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Cybersecurity Report: Cryptojacking Remains an Acute Threat in 2018

Cybercrime ran rampant last year, and the cryptocurrency market was no exception, as evidenced by hacks involving bitcoin ransoms and the pervasive use of cryptojacking. Cryptojacking involves using someone’s CPUs to secretly mine cryptocurrency without that person’s permission. And according to a report by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) The post Cybersecurity Report: Cryptojacking Remains an Acute Threat in 2018 appeared first on CCN

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