U.S. IT firm Kaseya was rocked by a massive ransomware attack over the weekend in an attack that potentially affects thousands of companies. The responsible group has now demanded $70M in Bitcoin.
In a joint effort by multiple countries with help from Europol, authorities arrested an Australian citizen linked to DarkMarket and proceeded to shut down over 20 site servers in Ukraine and Moldova.
In a stint that lasted for 30 minutes, hackers swapped out the 'Coalitions' tab of President Trump's campaign website, threatening to release sensitive information in exchange for cryptocurrency.
A new report from Symantec has revealed that Microsoft unknowingly hosted malicious applications in its Microsoft Store, that used up the device's resources in order to mine cryptocurrencies.
More than 4,000 websites were affected by a cryptojacking attack that exploited an assistive technology browser plugin. Several prominent government websites worldwide were among the affected.
The popularity of cryptocurrencies has been rising at a feverish pace. While it takes quite a bit of resources to mine, it looks like others are turning to less reputable ways to mine the currency.
In yet another testament to the extreme volatility of digital currencies, Bitcoin has fallen to almost half of its earlier valuation of approximately $19,500. Other currencies are also seeing losses.
A newly discovered malware for Android is a jack of all trades when it comes to malicious activity. But its crypto-mining capability should be of most concern given the hardware strain it imposes.
Websites stealthily using the CPU resources of visitors could be a much larger problem than expected, with a report suggesting as many as 500 million PCs visit sites that use such tools.
During an investigation into large scale attacks like WannaCry, the researchers found a new Linux virus that can be used to execute commands or mine crypto-currencies on an infected system.
A new ransomware variant that uses Star Trek references has been discovered. Called "Kirk," the malware asks for payments to be made in Moneros. Once paid, it will launch a decryptor called "Spock."