Tag: mining

Intruders ‘borrowed’ Tesla’s public cloud for cryptocurrency mining

Tesla isn’t immune to the plague of cryptocurrency mining hijacks, it seems. Security researchers at RedLock have reported that intruders gained access to Tesla’s Kubernetes console (where it deploys and manages containerized apps) without ne……


Attackers used Telegram to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware

Kaspersky Lab says it spotted evidence of a vulnerability in the desktop version of Telegram that allowed attackers to install cryptocurrency mining malware on users’ computers. The zero-day exploit was used to trick Telegram users into downlo……


Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a “drive-by” mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a websit……


Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack

It’s not just private companies’ websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the Register have discovered that intruders compromised over 4,200 sites with Coinhive’s notorious Monero miner, ma……


UNICEF recruits gamers to mine cryptocurrency for Syrian kids

UNICEF has launched a new fund-raising project in the same vein as SETI@Home and Einstein@home, but with a cryptocurrency spin. In an effort to raise money for the children in war-torn Syria, the organization is asking gamers, eSports fans and……


Kodak slaps its name on a sketchy bitcoin-mining business

Kodak’s attempt to ride the cryptocurrency wave isn’t limited to offering its own virtual coins. CES attendees have learned that Kodak has attached its name to a Spotlite-run bitcoin-mining business that will lease you a Kodak KashMiner comput……


China reportedly wants to curtail wasteful bitcoin mining

China is reportedly seeking an “orderly exit” from bitcoin mining, according to a leaked document seen by Quartz. The nation’s internet finance regulator is asking local governments to strongly encourage firms to quit the business by jacking u……


Opera update keeps sites from hijacking your browser to mine bitcoin

Did you know that your browser can be tricked into mining cryptocurrency like BitCoin without your knowledge? Apparently, there are scripts floating around out there on various servers and website plugins that can hijack your web browser and u……


As online ads fail, sites mine cryptocurrency

Between the incessant headlines and chatter on social media, it feels like everywhere we go some libertarian evangelist appears asking us if we have a second to talk about the blockchain — like a religious wingnut lurking outside the grocery ……


Cryptocurrency mining marketplace loses $64 million to hackers

A cryptocurrency marketplace called NiceHash has suffered a security breach that left its bitcoin wallet tens of millions of dollars lighter. Slovenia-based NiceHash connects miners, or people selling their hashing/computer power, with people ……