Materials by tag Malware

Jul 11, 2019 at 12:16
Blockchain has Numerous Applications for Cybersecurity
Blockchain Technology applications in cyber security range from data protection, decentralization, resistance to attacks among others. General digitization is associated with a heap of risks that developers and entrepreneurs need to be aware of. Although the full potential of the technology is yet to be explored, it is already preventing many cyber crimes across the world.
Apr 27, 2019 at 15:48
Dangerous Malware Threatening Italians, Blockchain Could Protect Victims
With cybersecurity still very weak, Danabot, Gootkit, SLoad and Panda (Zeus), are some of the malwares which have been disturbing and threatening people and their computers in Italy, according to Yoroi cybersecurity experts. Sensitive personal data has been lost and it is very hard to be restored. However, if blockchain technology is used, it could help users in to defend and protect their devices from being attacked and threatened by these malevolent malwares.
Feb 15, 2019 at 17:32
Monero to Prevent ASIC Mining, Hard Fork Scheduled for March 9
XMR developers, and the whole team at large, are ready and in high gear to fork their network on Saturday, March 9th 2019 in order to lower the effectiveness of ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). The hard fork might cause a change to the Monero proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm and also lower the hash rate competences of ASIC miners by a significant factor of over 2.5.
Dec 19, 2018 at 15:12
Bitcoin Bomb Fright Connected with Sextortion Swindlers
The recent ‘bomb threat’ spam campaign seems to be a subsidiary action to another disgraceful email blackmail effort. Organisations and institutions such as universities, news outlet, schools, businesses across the globe are facing fake bomb threats.
Oct 15, 2018 at 13:03
Latest Adobe Flash Malicious Malware Includes Crypto Mining Software
Agreed, Adobe Flash still works, regrettably, and that means it's still employed as a method to target ignorant users with malicious malware. As you would think, the latest malware to attract big attention masks itself as an update to Flash to trick users into installing malevolent software.
Sep 22, 2018 at 10:45
Crypto-Malware Cases Have Increased More Than 500% This Year
A new report, produced by CTA, has revealed that the occurrence of digital currency mining malware greatly increased in 2018. The reason for the rapid growth has allegedly been leaked code, stolen from the US National Security Agency (NSA).
Aug 01, 2018 at 12:24
Undercover Hackers are Using Steam to Illegally Mine Crypto
A large-scale crypto scam has happened this very week, with news of 'a free game' that was on gaming platform steam  having been used to distribute crypto mining malware to very many users.
Jul 17, 2018 at 10:10
Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware Rapidly Increased from 2017, New Data Shows
The number of world organizations affected by cryptocurrency mining malware nearly tripled from the second half of last year to the first half of 2018, as per the latest data from Check Point.
Jun 14, 2018 at 15:50
Up to 5% of All Monero Currency has been Mined Through Malware
A report submitted by the researchers of Palo Alto Networks has shown that over 5% of all Monero digital currency currently in circulation has been mined with the elp of malware. More than 2% of the total hash rate per day is created by the devices infected with cryptocurrency mining hardware.