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Intel Partners With Microsoft to Combat Cryptojacking Attacks by Deploying a Threat Detection Tool

Although recent studies have been showing a slowdown in cryptojacking activities, especially the ones related to mining privacy coins, Intel remains on the hunt to crackdown on such activities. The tech giant has partnered with Microsoft to deploy a campaign that strengthens cryptojacking detection with new technologies. Tool Could Trigger Multiple Detectors to Halt Any Cryptojacking Threat According to the announcement, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integrated a threat detection tool – known as Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) – designed by Intel to launch an endpoint detection of cryptojacking threats before it hits a system. The technology can activate…

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Intel And Microsoft Introduce New Protection Against CryptoJacking

Intel and Microsoft introduce a new shield system against Cryptojacking called Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Intel TDT so let’s read more about it in our latest crypto news today. The tech giant Microsoft integrated the Intel Threat Detection Technology in its Defender for Endpoint product which will likely increase detection ability and enhance protection against crypto jacking malware. In the past few years, the main cryptocurrency along with many other altcoins appreciated in value which caused a huge uptick in interest for crypto mining as well. The process involved validating data blocks and adding transaction records for the public…

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A Microsoft és az Intel közös védelmet kínál a cryptojacking ellen

Az Intel mikrochipgyártó céggel együttműködve, a Microsoft egy új védelmi mechanizmust jelentett be, Microsoft Defender néven, ami mind a cryptojacking észlelésében, mind a megakadályozásában képes segítséget nyújtani a felhasználóknak. A cryptojacking az a tevékenység amikor az eszközünkre került valamilyen számítógépes vírus a tudtunk nélkül bányászik kriptovalutákat valaki másnak a javára, az éppen szabadon elérhető GPU kapacitásunkat kihasználva. Ahogy nőtt a kriptovaluták értéke az utóbbi időben, úgy nőtt a kriptovaluta bányászattal kereshető pénz is, aminek hatására a hackerek egyre több olyan malware programot hívtak életre, amelyek ugyan az esetek túlnyomó többségében semmilyen kárt nem okoznak az eszközökben amikre jellemzően valamilyen internetes…

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Cryptojacking Activity Decreased for the First Time Since 2018, Says Intelligence Report

Cryptojacking activity seems to be losing momentum, specifically types that mine monero, as a recent report unveiled a slowdown in the illicit crypto-mining activities in the cloud. A threat intelligence firm compiled the results. Report Focused on Cryptojacking Incidents With Monero According to Unit 42 in their “Cloud Thread Report,” cryptojacking attacks have been decreasing for the first time since 2018 – the year when the firm started to trace illicit mining activities. But the study put its focus specifically on monero (XMR). Threat actors in cryptojacking attacks mainly mine the privacy cryptocurrency, which has been well-document in other intelligence…

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Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Cybercriminals allegedly exploited some security flaws that could have been exploited to mine cryptos illicitly. Attacks Exploit ‘Github Actions’ According to The Record, a Dutch security engineer, Justin Perdok, detected a cyberattacker targeting repositories belonging to Github. Attacks have been taking place since November 2020, said the report. Perdok pointed out that the series of attacks “abused a Github feature called Github Actions,” which allows users to automatically execute workflows and tasks only when a specific event…

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Cryptojacking: A Rising Threat to All Internet Users

The cryptocurrency revolution steadily marches on. While it has yet to completely reshape the financial and other systems of everyday life, crypto acquisition and usage grow yearly. There is so much to love about cryptocurrency. From its decentralized and democratic nature to the higher levels of security it can provide through the blockchain, crypto is changing the world around us. Unfortunately, as with so many other digital world areas, hackers have found a way to exploit innocent user’s computer resources to mine cryptocurrency. This means whether you’re a diehard crypto fan or just someone trying to use Facebook and YouTube,…

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US ramps up enforcement actions against global crypto scams

The U.S. Justice Department has announced sanctions against two Russians, and the arrest of two Malaysians, over separate seven-figure crypto scams. The United States has taken actions against international hackers responsible for the theft of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. On September 16, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced it has imposed sanctions on two Russian nationals who used a sophistication phishing campaign to steal at least $16.8 million from the customers of three virtual currency exchanges in 2017 and 2018 —…

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Many cloud servers are still at high risk of being hijacked for crypto mining

Is cryptojacking still an underrated threat? According to a study published by cybersecurity firm, Aqua Security, cloud servers remain a major target for cryptojacking — a type of attack whose main motivation is to mine cryptocurrencies. The “2020 Cloud Native Threat Report” states that between the second half of 2019 and the first half of 2020, attacks of this nature surged by 250%. In total, 95% of the 16,371 attacks registered during this period were related to cryptojacking. The perpetrators of this type of exploit rely heavily on the use of XMRig, a well-known Monero (XMR) mining app, to deploy…

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Cryptojacking Attempts Increased In Q2 As BTC Price Increases

Cryptojacking attempts surged in the second quarter of the year as the prices of bitcoin and Monero increased since the start of the year as we are reading more in our cryptocurrency news today. The number of cryptojacking attempts has jumped as well in the second quarter of the year and the reports indicated that the proof of work-based crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Monero was increasing in value this year, as the cryptojacking cases across the world surged after a year of continues decline. The term cryptojacking refers to when a person that is unauthorized gains access to…

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Researchers are calling this new malware a triple threat for crypto users

The surrounding threat level is low, but there are fears it could increase. Cybersecurity experts at ESET published an in-depth study about a new malware named “KryptoCibule.” This exploit specifically targets Windows users with three methods of attack, including by installing a crypto mining app, directly stealing crypto wallet files, and replacing copy/pasted wallet addresses as a means to hijack individual transactions. According to the cybersecurity firm, KryptoCibule’s developers rely on the Tor network and BitTorrent protocol to coordinate the attacks. The malware’s original incarnation first appeared in December 2018. At that time, it was merely a Monero mining utility…

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Browser-based cryptojacking is back as attacks spike 163%

Who said browser-based cryptojacking was dead? The crypto price surge since March has been accompanied by a wave of cryptojacking attacks according to new research published by cybersecurity firm Symantec.According to the company there was a 163% increase in browser-based cryptojacking activity in the second quarter of 2020. Cryptojacking had previously been in a steep decline from March 2019 due to the shutdown of the mining script maker, CoinHive.Symantec points out the increase in the last quarter coincided with a surge in the value of Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR), two cryptocurrencies often mined by the threat actors that rely…

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Researchers Discover New Cryptojacking Bot with Over 10 Million Infected IPs

Monero’s use in crypto-based criminal schemes has been rampant this year. A new report is now highlighting a novel malware that installs the asset’s famed miner on computers. Yesterday, internet security firm Guardicore Labs revealed that it had detected instances of new malware being deployed across millions of IP addresses.  A Malware That Spans Multiple Industries According to the report, hackers had targeted computers across several industries with a malware called FritzFrog. Some of the government sectors that have been affected include education, banking, healthcare, and even government organizations. FritzFrog deploys a brute force attack on a computer’s security system. Once…

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Another Monero Cryptojacking Malware Targets Educational Institutions

Another Monero cryptojacking malware, discovered by Guardicore Labs is now deployed to ten million IP addresses that target government offices but also medical centers, banks, and educational institutions. The malware botnet known as FritzFrog works by installing an XMR mining app known as XMRrig so let’s learn more about it in the monero news today. According to the study by Guardicore Labs that we are reading more about in our Monero news, another Monero cryptojacking malware has hit millions of IP addresses by using a brute-force attack to gain access to servers. That’s when an attacker submits many passwords or…

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Monero Cryptojacking Malware Targets Higher Education

Guardicore Labs explains that FritzFrog uses a brute-force attack on millions of addresses to gain access to servers. According to a study published by Guardicore Labs, a malware botnet known as FritzFrog has been deployed to ten millions of IP addresses. The malware has largely targeted governmental offices, educational institutions, medical centers, banks, and telecommunication companies, installing a Monero (XMR) mining app known as XMRig.Guardicore Labs explains that FritzFrog uses a brute-force attack on millions of addresses to gain access to servers. That’s where an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing correctly.After it gets…

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Researchers Detect Crypto-Mining Worm to Steal AWS Credentials

Cybersecurity researchers now expect future cryptojackers to mimic this worm’s ability to hack Amazon Web Services credentials. Cybersecurity researchers have detected what they believe to be the first ever stealth crypto mining campaign to steal Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials.The mining campaign was described as being relatively unsophisticated by Cado Security in their report on Aug. 17. In total, it seems so far to have only resulted in the attackers — who operate under the name TeamTNT — pocketing a paltry $300 in illicit profits.What struck the researchers’ attention was the crypto-mining worm’s specific functionality for stealing AWS credentials. Cado Security…

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India to Encounter Crypto-Hacking, Malware, Ransomware More Likely

Crypto Malware, crypto hacking, and malware are the buzzwords that are prevailing nowadays, and unfortunately, India encountered the highest incidence of such attacks across the world. In this article, we will talk about the types of crypto hacking attacks, detection, and prevention measures and will focus on Microsoft’s recent cybersecurity report.    Table of Contents  … Read More

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