Fake Chrome MinerBlock Extension Playing Videos in the Background

Fake MinerBlock Extension Legitimate MinerBlock Extension Security researcher Bryan Campbell discovered a malicious Chrome extension today that is masquerading as the legitimate MinerBlock extension. The legitimate MinerBlock extension is used to block sites that utilize in-browser cryptocurrency mining, while the newly discovered version causes Chrome to repeatedly play videos in the background without your knowledge. The Chrome Web …

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Crypto-Mining Largest Exchange Hacked

Bitcoin is breaking every record—after gaining 20% jump last week, Bitcoin price just crossed the $15,500 mark in less than 48 hours—and there can be no better reason for hackers to put all of their efforts to steal cryptocurrency. NiceHash, the largest Bitcoin mining marketplace, has been hacked, which resulted in the theft of more …

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WordPress Sites exploited by Coinhive Hackers for Cryptocurrency Mining

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Last night I got a notification that Coinhive has been hacked — a popular browser-based service that offers website owners to embed a JavaScript to utilise their site visitors’ CPUs power to mine the Monero cryptocurrency for monetisation. Reportedly an unknown hacker managed to hijack Coinhive’s CloudFlare account that allowed him/her to modify its DNS …

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