Crypto Malware Spreads Via Facebook Messenger

News | May 3, 2018 By:

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has identified a malicious Chrome extension that hijacks cryptocurrency transactions.

Dubbed FacexWorm, the malicious extension, which was first discovered by Kaspersky Labs in August 2017, uses a miscellany of techniques to target cryptocurrency trading platforms accessed on an affected browser and propagates via Facebook Messenger.


Egyptian Telecom Giant Redirecting Internet Users’ Computers To Mine Monero

Crime, News | March 12, 2018 By:

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab has discovered that the Egyptian government has been using a malware to redirect their citizens’ computers to mine Monero.

The technology research lab claimed in a study that they identified a scheme they call “AdHose” that secretly redirects Egyptian Internet users’ web traffic to a malware that used their computers to mine the Monero cryptocurrency or display ads.


Kaspersky Lab: Malware Stole $140,000 in Bitcoin

Announcements, Crime, News | November 8, 2017 By:

International software security group Kaspersky Lab recently discovered a new malware called CryptoShuffler Trojan. The new malware steals cryptocurrencies from a user’s wallet by replacing their address with its own in the device’s clipboard.

Kaspersky said CryptoShuffler Trojan enters computers disguised as a harmless pieces of software downloaded from the Internet.