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Survey shows organisations in the dark about shadow mining threat
To be successful and remain undetected, shadow mining depends on deliberately configuring security systems to function incorrectly.
Exclusive: Demystifying cryptojacking and how organisations can protect themselves
Cryptojacking is the latest step in the evolution of malware monetisation methods.
Cryptomining attacks to gain prevalence in H2 2018 – WatchGuard report
The findings are based on data from tens of thousands of active Firebox UTM appliances around the world.
Cryptominers posing a new threat for enterprise IT infrastructures
As well as viruses, trojans, worms and ransomware attacks, IT managers now have a new threat to worry about: cryptominers.
Once legit site found to be cryptomining, 6,000 machines infected
Check Point researchers discovered a previously legitimate video software download site has moved into cryptomining, earning around US$700 a day.
Android ransomware on the rise in APAC - Malwarebytes
Machine learning anomaly detections also rose by 480%, according to a Malwarebytes report on cybercrime tactics and techniques.
Kiwis 'paying for someone else's profit' as 2018 becomes the year of cryptomining
Cryptomining might just be one of the biggest trends in cybercrime this year, and New Zealand is not immune from its reach.
Data centres beware: New report predicts imminent attacks
Cryptomining is increasingly outdoing ransomware in popularity but cybercriminals are running out of CPU, painting data centres as prime targets.
Australia ranks 8th as a global target for cryptomining attacks
“Cryptomining is a rising threat to cyber and personal security,” comments Symantec’s chief technology officer – Pacific region, Nick Savvides.
Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
Check Point has released a 'cryptomining 101' document that details how cybercriminals hack into devices to steal their CPU power for illicit mining.
Cryptomining malware affected 42% organisations worldwide in Feb
This persistent threat not only continues to chip away at enterprise CPU power, but once inside a network can carry out other malicious acts.
Cryptomining malware a genuine threat to organizations, NTT Security says
There are more than 12,000 Monero mining malware samples 66% of which were submitted between November and December 2017.
Hydro66 boosts data centre expansion plans with Canadian investment
The Swedish colocation data centre company says it will be using the investment from the Canadian crypto mining company to aid its build out to 40 MW.