Cryptocurrency hijacking goes ‘through the roof’ in Sweden

There has been a surge in cybercriminals hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrency in Sweden, in a practice known has crypto-jacking which is taking over viruses in popularity.The number of cyber security threats in general is increasing each year, as well as the number of methods to access data…….

Teenager Who #Hacked Ledger #Hardware #Wallet Says Devices Still #Vulnerable

Category: Breaking News Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger continues to refute claims its devices can be hacked after a teenager compromised them, Ars Technica reports today, March 21.After British 15-year-old Saleem Rashid created code to backdoor Ledgers wallets in November…….

Cryptojacking rates increased by 85 times in Q4 2017 as bitcoin prices spiked: report

Instances of computers hijacked to mine cryptocurrency, a practice known as cryptojacking, rose 8500 percent in the final quarter of 2017, according to a new report by Symantec . The attacks make up 24 percent of all online attacks blocked in last December, and 16 percent of online attacks blocked…….

McAfee Catalogs 478 New Cyber Threats Every Minute, 8 Every Second

“The fourth quarter was defined by rapid cybercriminal adoption of newer tools and schemes-fileless malware, cryptocurrency mining, and steganography. Even tried-and-true tactics, such as ransomware campaigns, were leveraged beyond their usual means to create smoke and mirrors to distract defenders…….

Posted by Jerry Witkowicz on 22 March 2018
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