Malicious cryptocurrency mining techniques have gobbled up approximately 5 percent of all Monero in circulation today, according to a recent study.
A new report named cryptojacking as one of the six most significant threats facing U.K. businesses in 2018.
Crypto-mining scams are on the rise as attackers see the value in virtual currency and discover ways to operate undetected on corporate networks.
XMRig is popular among cybercriminals because it is open source, meaning threat actors can make relatively simple changes to its code to convert the tool into a cryptojacking mechanism.
Cybercriminals altered Texthelp's Browsealoud web screen reader to install a cryptocurrency miner on many high-profile websites, including government sites in the U.S. and U.K.
A recent study found that more than half of organizations around the world experienced a cryptocurrency mining attack last month, a trend that will likely continue as the crypto gold rush gains steam.
Security researchers discovered that roughly half a billion people visit websites that secretly run cryptocurrency mining scripts every month.
IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) detected a sixfold increase in attacks involving embedded CPU mining tools between January and August 2017.
Threat actors are reviving exploit kits to deliver cryptocurrency miners through malvertising campaigns. The Neptune exploit kit mines for Monero.
The protocol targets PCs with SMB vulnerabilities and runs a Monero cryptocurrency miner. Its infection rate peaked in April, totaling at 100,000 systems.