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.
Actors have exploited a patched flaw to push a cryptocurrency miner to vulnerable Linux machines. The attacks take advantage of a vulnerability in Samba.
WannaCry Ransomware Spreads Across the Globe, Makes Organizations Wanna Cry About Microsoft Vulnerability
The operators of malware known as WannaCry/WanaCrypt0r 2.0 are believed to have caused the biggest ransomware attack ever recorded.
Just in time for IoT Day, the Mirai botnet is launching attacks with a new trick up its sleeve: a built-in bitcoin mining component.