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Hackers hijack Coinhive cryptocurrency miner through an old password

Coinhive has admitted to a security breach leading to hackers hijacking cryptocurrency mining scripts on legitimate websites. The cryptocurrency mining software provider said this week that at approximately 10 pm GMT on Monday, the firm received a note from its DNS provider, Cloudflare which warned Coinhive that its account had …

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Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension • The Register

Another Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better. Reg reader Alessandro Polidori, a Node.js software engineer, spotted the use of Coin Hive’s Monero-crafting code in the “Short URL (goo.gl)” extension for Chrome. …

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Cloudflare Suspends Torrent Website for Cryptocurrency Miner ‘Malware’

Internet domain provider Cloudflare has begun to crack down on websites running hidden cryptocurrency miners. The news came to light yesterday, when the operator of torrent site ProxyBunker told news website TorrentFreak that Cloudflare had moved to remove all its relevant domains due to a miner hiding in the website’s code. A portal to …

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How much does The Pirate Bay’s cryptocurrency miner make?

Users of The Pirate Bay recently discovered that the website was testing out a cryptocurrency miner to generate revenue from users, but can enough be made to keep the website afloat without advertisements? Free services online are faced with the constant issue of generating enough cash to support user traffic, …

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The Pirate Bay Added a CPU-Hijacking Bitcoin Miner to Some Pages

A meeting of the German Pirate Party in Berlin in 2013. Photo: Getty Images File-sharing websites are not exactly known for their sterling reputation, though a few such as famed torrent site the Pirate Bay have been around for long enough while generally avoiding shady behavior they’ve acquired a certain …

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Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with Eternal Blue

Trend Micro says Coinminer’s use of fileless WMI scripts and EternalBlue makes its threat to Windows machines “extremely stealthy and persistent”. Image: Trend Micro Criminals are infecting Windows machines with fileless malware that runs in memory and puts them to work on mining cryptocurrency. Two features in particular make this …

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Cryptocurrency Miner Infects Windows PCs via EternalBlue and WMI

A new malware family detected under the name of CoinMiner is causing users and security firms alike loads of problems, being hard to stop or detect due to the combination of various unique features. The malware — a cryptocurrency miner — uses the EternalBlue NSA exploit to infect victims and …

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Take Two: Bitcoin Miner BTCS Announces New Merger Deal

The publicly traded bitcoin miner BTCS is moving toward a new merger, public records reveal. New filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) show that BTCS has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Blockchain Global Limited. Blockchain Global, according to the filings, operates a bitcoin mine out …

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NSA Malware Used to Infect Windows PCs with Cryptocurrency Miner

Malware authors are using an NSA hacking tool to infect Windows computers with a new cryptocurrency miner. Detected under the generic name of Trojan.BtcMine.1259, this trojan was first spotted last week by Russian antivirus vendor Dr.Web. The trojan uses an NSA implant called DOUBLEPULSAR to infect computers that run unsecured …

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Cryptocurrency Miner Delivered via NSA’s DOUBLEPULSAR Backdoor

Windows computers are being targeted with a new cryptocurrency miner that uses an NSA hacking tool to infect users’ PCs. Detected under the generic name of Trojan.BtcMine.1259, this trojan was first spotted last week by Russian antivirus vendor Dr.Web. The trojan uses an NSA implant called DOUBLEPULSAR to infect computers …

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