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What Is Cryptomining Malware?

April 2, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

what-is-cryptomining-malwareCryptomining malware is a new form of malware that uses the resources of compromised servers and hosting accounts to generate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin. Before a coin can be created, miners have to demonstrate “proof of work,” which involves computationally intensive mathematical operations. Legitimate miners buy powerful computers to do the hard work, but criminals use malware-infected machines. Read more

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Ransomware Could Soon Hold Your Data Hostage – Here’s How To Defend Against It

March 2, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

In 2017, global ransomware attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya rocked the world, devastating both businesses and government organizations. Troublesome though they were, they were only the beginning. Ransomware is on the rise, and it’s only going to get worse from here.

Criminals have realized that ransomware can act as both a data exfiltration method and as a distraction for a larger attack. They’ve realized that holding information for ransom can be just as lucrative as stealing and selling it. And they’ve realized that in all cases, ransomware requires almost no effort on their end. Read more

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