cryptojacking

cyberattack

Town Reverts to Ancient Technologies After Getting Hacked

Matanuska-Susitna officials declared a state of emergency when a serious malware attack took down their systems.
Samantha Cole
8.2.18
cryptojacking

Steam Pulled an Indie Game Accused of Being an Elaborate Cryptocurrency Mining Scam

Steam game 'Abstractism' was pulled from the marketplace after users complained that it was hijacking their computers to mine cryptocurrency, and that the game developers were scamming players with in-game assets.
Matthew Gault
7.30.18
cryptojacking

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining In App Store

Apple recently updated its developer policies to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies like Monero on user devices.
Jordan Pearson
6.11.18
cryptocurrency

Criminals are hijacking your computer to mine cryptocurrency

Nearly 25 percent of all crypto-jacking attacks were detected in the U.S.
David Gilbert
4.2.18
Coinhive

'One of the Biggest' Coinhive Users Made $7.69 In 3 Months

A comprehensive report looks at the rise of in-browser cryptocurrency mining.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.14.18
cryptocurrencies

Google is pulling all cryptocurrency ads from across its networks

“Improving the ads experience across the web, whether that's removing harmful ads or intrusive ads, will continue to be a top priority for us.”
David Gilbert
3.14.18
cryptojacking

Creators of In-Browser Cryptocurrency Miner 'Coinhive' Say Their Reputation Couldn't Be Much Worse

Hackers are planting code on websites designed to use visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. The creators of Coinhive, one of the most popular variants, say they didn’t see it coming.
Joseph Cox
2.13.18