Security researchers discovered that roughly half a billion people visit websites that secretly run cryptocurrency mining scripts every month.
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are becoming more popular, but that means cybercriminals are embracing the potential of cryptocurrency as well.
Blockchain technology enables all participants in a transaction to validate whether the assets involved have been altered or tampered with.
IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) detected a sixfold increase in attacks involving embedded CPU mining tools between January and August 2017.
A Cerber ransomware update adds new exploits, which allows it to steal wallet files. It then tries to steal saved passwords from browsers.
A new ransomware study found that splash screens are being used to manipulate users through social engineering and scare tactics.
Since bitcoin conversions are processed on a blockchain, security analysts can trace transactions to determine the root cause of a ransomware attack.
Cybercriminals recently breached two popular cryptocurrency platforms to steal personal information and digital funds to the tune of $300,000.
Fraudsters obviously prefer to deal in digital currency to remain anonymous, but bitcoin and ransomware are also intertwined in other, more complex ways.
The protocol targets PCs with SMB vulnerabilities and runs a Monero cryptocurrency miner. Its infection rate peaked in April, totaling at 100,000 systems.