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Cryptojacking: The growing malware menace – SC Magazine

Don’t let unauthorized cryptocurrency “miners” steal your company’s computer power — or worse! Cryptomining — the name itself sounds like it is almost like printing money using your computer. And it just might be for individuals, investors, and others with the right mix of savvy, capital, good timing, and a …

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Consortium News website taken down by a malware attack after streaming program defending Julian Assange – World Socialist Web Site

  Consortium News website taken down by a malware attack after streaming program defending Julian Assange By Kevin Reed 20 July 2019 Consortium News—a news website devoted to investigative journalism founded by the late Robert Parry and which has steadfastly defended WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange—was the target of a malware …

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Malware in PyPI Code Shows Supply Chain Risks – Dark Reading

A code backdoor in a package on the Python Package Index demonstrates the importance of verifying code brought in from code repositories. The pace of modern software development requires code reuse, and effective code reuse requires code repositories. These collections of code fragments, functions, libraries, and modules allow developers to …

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Malware framework creates one billion fake Google Adsense ad impressions in only a few months – ZDNet

YouTube instructional hacking videos: To ban or not to ban YouTube removed ‘instructional hacking’ content from a prominent educational channel. Supporters fought back. Researchers have revealed a new malware framework which focuses on bumping up advert impressions to generate fraudulent revenue for operators.  On Wednesday, cybersecurity firm Flashpoint said the …

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