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New drive-by cryptocurrency mining scheme persists after you exit your browser window

Researchers have identified a new cryptomining scheme that persists, eating up your CPU resources, even after you leave the compromised website that triggered it. A practice referred to as drive-by cryptomining has increasingly attracted attention in recent months as a relatively new way for bad actors to generate cryptocurrency. The practice works by leveraging the […]

Best Buy reportedly pulling Kaspersky software from shelves over concerns of Kremlin ties

Kaspersky antivirus software is reportedly being pulled from Best Buy shelves amid concerns over its ties to the Russian government. Best Buy has reportedly opted to stop selling Kaspersky cybersecurity software in its stores. According to the StarTribune, Best Buy decided to cease sales of Kaspersky products over growing concerns that the company is connected […]

Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner’s security to inject malware into the app and distribute it to millions of users. Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that download servers used by Avast (the company that owns CCleaner) were compromised to distribute malware inside CCleaner. “For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 […]

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