Malware is increasingly developing an appetite for cryptocurrency mining. One newly discovered strain has tried to infect millions of Windows machines, all in an effort to siphon their computing power and possibly sell it for mining purposes.
Malware that secretly mines Monero is becoming a real problem in the real world, with the number of different incidents growing with each week. For example, only this past week, three new attacks came to light.
A newly discovered malicious URL redirection campaign that infects users with the XMRig Monero cryptocurrency miner has already victimized users between 15 and 30 million times, researchers have reported.
Palo Alto Networks released a cloud-based behavioral analytics application as part of its security platform. The new application, named Magnifier, analyzes data sent from next-generation firewalls to Palo Alto Networks Logging Service and uses this data to profile the behavior of users and devices. Magnifier is expected to be generally available in February.
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