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Google Removes Fake Crypto-Mining Apps

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say Users Paid Fees for Fake Mining Services Google has removed eight fake crypto-mining apps from its Play Store, but security researchers have flagged 120 similar apps still available on the store, according to Trend Micro. Users paid for services the eight apps never delivered.

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Is Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware Due for a Comeback?

Data Breach Today

But if the viability of ransomware as a criminal business model should decline, expect those attackers to quickly embrace something else, such as illicitly mining for cryptocurrency. The world is now focused on ransomware, perhaps more so than any previous cybersecurity threat in history.

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Malicious Docker Images Used to Mine Monero

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Images on Docker Hub Contained Cryptominers A recently uncovered cryptomining scheme used malicious Docker images to hijack organizations’ computing resources to mine cryptocurrency, according to the cybersecurity firm Aqua Security.

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Mine, Mine, All Mine

John Battelle's Searchblog

Author’s musical preferences not included… No Longer Mine When I write, I like to listen to music. I Want To Mine This raises much larger issues about how – or whether – we are intelligently architecting the possibilities that define our interaction with knowledge. The original MusicPlasma interface.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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Monero Mining Botnet Targets PostgreSQL Database Servers

Data Breach Today

Researchers: 'PGMiner' Malware Uses Brute-Force Methods to Guess Passwords Researchers with Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 are tracking a relatively new cryptomining botnet called "PGMiner," which is targeting PostgreSQL database servers to illegally mine for monero. Currently, the malware only targets Linux-based database servers.

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Hackers Used Malicious Docker Images to Mine Monero

Data Breach Today

Researchers Found Images on Docker Hub That Contained Cryptominers A recently uncovered cryptomining scheme used malicious Docker images to hide cryptocurrency mining code, according to an analysis from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.

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