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Karlston posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsOfficial Monero website is hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware GetMonero.com delivers Linux and Windows binaries that steal users' funds. Pixabay The official site for the Monero digital coin was hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware to users who were downloading wallet software, officials with GetMonero.com said on Tuesday. The supply-chain attack came to light on Monday when a site user reported that the cryptographic hash for a command-line interface wallet downloaded from the site didn't match the h
steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsSince the start of 2018, those with one eye on the crypto world have noted one thing: coin hacks are becoming more common and they mine Monero. As Bitcoin’s value raced towards the $10,000 mark towards the end of 2017, the risk/reward ratio for cybercriminals was too great to ignore. According to research, the number of weekly attacks reached eight million per week in February 2018. At the heart of the matter is the fact that mining new blocks of Bitcoin, Monero, and other cryptos can be highly lucrative. For example, the median reward for Bitcoin miners at the moment i
Reefa posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsAnother day, another Monero mining malware – This one uses two NSA exploits and so far it has mined over 8,900 Monero. It looks like the craze of cryptocurrency mining is taking over the world by storm as every new day there is a new malware targeting unsuspecting users to use their computing power to mine cryptocurrency. Recently, the IT security researchers at Proofpoint have discovered a Monero mining malware that uses leaked NSA (National Security Agency) EternalBlue exploit to spread itself. NSA’s leaked EternalBlue exploit in action Dubbed Smominru by researchers, th
Over the course of the current week, WordPress sites around the globe have been the targets of a massive brute-force campaign during which hackers attempted to guess admin account logins in order to install a Monero miner on compromised sites. The brute-force attack started on Monday morning, 03:00 AM UTC and is still going strong at the time of writing. Brute-force attack targets over 190,000 WordPress sites/hour To get an idea of the size of the campaign, WordPress security firm Wordfence says this was the biggest brute-force attack the company was forced to mitigate since its