McAfee, a cybersecurity company, claims to have found a new CookieMiner virus for the iOS operating system. The program covertly extracts cryptocurrency on users' devices, and steals login data for popular services like Binance.
CookieMiner, a new virus miner, attacks Apple users
According to the report of McAfee, in the 1st quarter of 2019, cases with hidden miningMining
– is a type of activity for creating new blocks in the Blockchain to ensure proper system operation. Details increased by 29% compared to the 4th quarter of 2018. And at the beginning of this year, "new items" appeared.
PsMiner is one of the viruses that appeared in the 1st quarter. It penetrates servers and secretly extracts Monero cryptocurrency on devices with the Windows operating system.
Another find is CookieMiner. This virus targets Apple users. The program also covertly minifies cryptocurrency on infected devices and also steals data to enter popular cryptocurrency services. For example, MacAfee discovered that CookieMiner stole user logins and passwords to log in to Binance, Bitstamp, Bittrex, Coinbase, MyEtherWallet.
Interesting in the section: MyEtherWallet – browser wallet for Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens
- On August 28, French police said they had "destroyed" the Retaup miner virus. Since 2016, he has infected 850,000 devices worldwide, and brought its creators "millions of euros". Law enforcers managed to "disinfect" infected PCs
- In just 2 quarters of 2019, according to CipherTrace, hackers managed to steal $480 million from wallets of exchanges and ordinary users
Editor: Alex Riabukha