Malwarebytes Forum User Discovers a Crypto Tracker App That Secretly Installed Backdoors in Macs

An astute Malwarebytes forums user recently noticed that a crypto price tracker application, called CoinTicker, covertly installed backdoors in Mac computers. A recent blog post from Malwarebytes’ Thomas Reed, Director of Mac & Mobile, explains how a contributor on the Malwarebytes forum going by the name 1vladimir noticed an app called CoinTicker was secretly installing two […]

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Adobe Flash Player Updates Could Contain Crypto Malware

Palo Alto Networks warned this week that fake Adobe Flash Player updates carrying cryptocurrency mining malware are on the increase. In its latest blog post, the cybersecurity company reveals that it has uncovered more of the fake Flash updates during its work and research than ever before. These fake updates use pop up notifications from […]

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2.3 Million Cryptocurrency Addresses Monitored by Clipboard Hijacking Malware

CryptoCurrency Clipboard Hijackers — malware which replaces cryptocurrency wallet addresses with attacker’s addresses via Windows’ copy and paste mechanism — are not particularly new. However, one new sample has been discovered which monitors more than 2.3 million cryptocurrency addresses.  Clipboard Hijacking on the Rise Nobody ever called cryptocurrency ‘user-friendly.’ (Or, if they did, they were […]

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Public WiFi a Hotbed for Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

James Levenson · January 10, 2018 · 7:30 pm As more and more inexperienced traders and investors jump aboard the burgeoning blockchain train, cyber security becomes a real and pressing issue. Unlike more institutionalized financial organizations which have secure platforms, crypto investing is more of a personal thing that can lead to software exploits for […]

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Crypto Malware Targets Facebook Messenger

James Levenson · December 23, 2017 · 12:00 am As Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies become more popular hackers and cybercriminals will devise ever more devious ways to exploit unsuspecting users and their computers. Facebook is probably home to the largest number of technology challenged people on the planet which makes it such an easy platform to […]

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