monero

There’s a good chance everyone who reads this story will have had some degree of interaction with a botnet we call MyKings (others call DarkCloud or Smominru), whether you know it or not. For the past couple of years, this botnet has been a persistent source of nuisance-grade opportunistic attacksRead More →

crypto

French law enforcement authorities recently have been able to shut down a major Monero (XMR) cryptojacking operation. According to the Cybercrime Fighting Center (C3N), the malware, known as Retadup Monero, infected a total of 850,000 computers before the authorities could finally finish its activities by tricking it. As reported by BBC, the police teamRead More →

crypto

How exactly does malware find its way on to Android smartphones and tablets? By some margin, it’s by way of Google’s Play Store, which despite repeated efforts to clean it up remains a recurring source of sketchy applications that sit somewhere between suspiciously misleading and downright malicious. But according toRead More →

Ransomware

Days after the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution opposing the payment of ransoms by cities following a ransomware attack La Porte County’s government has done the opposite after its files were encrypted. According to WSBT-TV, the municipality has paid a Bitcoin ransom worth approximately $130,000 to cyber attackers who encrypted itsRead More →