cryptominers

26 07, 2018

Cryptominers Surpass Ransomware as Most Widespread Cybercrime Malware

By |2018-07-26T14:31:09-07:00July 26th, 2018|Vulnerability & Threat Management|

Cryptominers have surpassed ransomware as the cybercriminal’s tool-of-choice in the first half of 2018. That’s according to the mid-year update to the Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report. The report is compiled by the Skybox Research Lab and includes security analyst research of the vulnerabilities, exploits and threats that are shaping the threat landscape. It explores trends observed [...]

29 03, 2018

The Cryptomining Malware Family

By |2018-03-29T11:54:39-07:00March 29th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

Cryptominers have become their own class of malware, growing in popularity as a low-risk, high-reward way for cybercriminals to make an easy crypto-buck. In this post, we’ll look at the members of the cryptomining malware family and their techniques. Browser-Based Cryptomining Software CoinHive, Crypto-Loot and JSEcoin allow website owners to legitimately monetize website traffic. Favoring [...]

28 03, 2018

Cryptominers More Lucrative, Lower Risk Than Ransomware

By |2018-03-29T11:56:41-07:00March 28th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

If 2017 was the year of high-profile data breaches and ransomware attacks, 2018 seems to be the year of cryptocurrency-related malware. Cryptominers managed to impact 23 percent of organizations globally. Cryptomining is relatively new, and not all of it is purely malicious. Some cryptominers are considered to be legitimate techniques to gain cryptocurrency, akin to [...]