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Cryptojacking: Latest trends in website security

Website attack attempts per day grew by 59 percent from January 2018 to December 2018, ending at a peak of 80 attacks per day and averaging 62 attacks per day for the year, according to analysis from SiteLock.

Popular Calendar 2 Mac app bundled a built-in crypto-miner

A third-party iOS calendar app has been found bundling a built-in cryptocurrency miner in an attempt to generate its developers some additional revenue. The app managed to get past Apple's approvals and make it into the store. It has since been withdrawn.

Tesla servers hijacked by cryptocurrency miners

Tesla cloud servers were "crypto-jacked" by attackers who used the resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Security researchers discovered Tesla had failed to take basic steps to secure its account, which had no password protection.

Google admits YouTube hosted malicious crypto-mining ads

Google's said it's developing new techniques to detect malicious crypto-mining adverts after YouTube was caught displaying them to unsuspecting users. Ad-based miners are a new form of malware that generate revenue while slowing down the user's device.
 

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