Consumer-Targeted Cryptojacking Is ‘Essentially Extinct’: Research

Illicit “cryptomining against consumers is essentially extinct,” declares a report released by cybersecurity company MalwareBytes. Illicit crypto mining — or cryptojacking — against consumers “is essentially extinct,” declares a report released by cybersecurity company MalwareBytes on April 23.Per the report, after in-browser mining service CoinHive shut down in early March — when the team claimed that the project had become economically inviable — cryptojacking against consumers has sharply decreased.…

Report: Malware Targets Israeli Fintech Firms Working in Crypto, Forex Trading

According to a cybersecurity company, Israeli fintech companies are being targeted by malware. Israeli fintech companies that work with forex and crypto trading are being targeted by malware, according to a blog post from threat research department Unit 42 of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks published on March 19.Per the report, Unit 42 first encountered an older version of the malware in question, Cardinal RAT, in 2017.…