• Switzerland: Trojan horses are evolving to target cryptocurrency exchanges

    5 days ago - By The Next Web

    A computer virus that mines the anonymous cryptocurrency Monero has been ranked as the sixth most significant malware in Switzerland. Swiss researchers also discovered that cybersecurity threats once focused on breaking into online banking services have pivoted to more efficiently attack cryptocurrency exchanges this year. These revelations come by way of a new paper released by Switzerland's Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance , a government agency. The report details the most critical cyberthreats to hit the Swiss internet in the first half of this year, reports...
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  • Hackers hide cryptocurrency mining malware in Windows installation files

    Hackers hide cryptocurrency mining malware in Windows installation files

    5 days ago - By The Next Web

    Crypto-jacking schemes are getting more intricate by the day. It appears hackers are now disguising cryptocurrency mining malware and passing it off as legitimate Windows installation packages. Researchers say the malicious software, more commonly known as Coinminer, was specifically designed to fly under the radar. What makes the attack particularly difficult to detect is that it uses a series of obfuscation methods. The discovery comes from security firm Trend Micro, which has since documented the attack vector at more length. “The malware arrives on the victim's machine as a Windows...
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