Malicious software, or malware, is a piece software made to damage a computer or a network. Malware operates from within the targeted system and needs to be implanted into it before the execution of its program. Trojan malware is one of the most popular damaging tools, which is usually executed by the misled user themself. An executed trojan can offer hackers the opportunity to access a user’s private information, install some mining malware or encryption malware without the target’s knowledge about it. Malware can be used for various purposes, such as to damage system maintenance, or to gain access to trade secrets or to secret government information. Bitcoin-stealing malware and other cryptocurrency-targeted programs are also widely used alongside the malware for stealing fiat money. The problem of malware for businesses and users becomes more concerning with the growing speed of IT-implementation into daily life.
Crypto crime joins the gig economy.
This Ransomware Comes With Its Own Affiliate Program
The DoppelPaymer gang deployed a ransomware attack against ventilator manufacturer Boyce Technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ransomware Threatens Production of 300 Ventilators Per Day
The Maze ransomware group appears to be behind a recent cyberattack launched against Canon.
Ransomware Gang Steals 10TB of Pics and Data From Canon
The millionaire profits put NetWalker as one of the most profitable pieces of ransomware during 2020.
McAfee Says NetWalker Ransomware Generated $25M Over 4 Months
BlackBerry exec believes that many businesses don’t have a great visibility about the combination of crypto mining apps with malware.
Cryptojacking Attacks Are Seriously Underestimated, Says BlackBerry VP
Researchers at Intezer discovered a new malware that relies on the Dogecoin blockchain network to deploy the attack against cloud servers.
Hackers Have Been Using Dogecoin to Deploy Malware for 6 Months & No One Noticed
A new Microsoft report states that India encounters the second-highest number of cryptojacking incidents in the APAC region.
Cryptojacking Almost 5 Times More Prevalent in India Than Global Average