Criminals have found a mischievous way to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Troy Mursch sounds off on why this tricky trend isn’t going away anytime soon.
Buyers and sellers can exchange cash in person, transfer bank funds online or can exchange funds for prepaid cards, gift cards or other cryptocurrencies.
The emails claim that all of the victim’s devices have been hacked and infected with the infamous ransomware — and then ask for Bitcoin to “fix” it.
The group behind the VenusLocker ransomware have switched to cryptocurrency mining Monero.
Google moved quickly to kick three fake bitcoin wallet apps from its Google Play marketplace after researchers discovered them earlier this month.