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29 June 2021CNBC

Hackers are infecting gamers’ PCs with malware to make millions from crypto

Cybercriminals targeting gamers with “mining malware” as they look to get crypto-rich featured Avast's research on Crackonosh. (see more)

26 June 2021Washington Post

Apple’s tightly controlled App Store is teeming with scams

"Apps that charge weekly subscriptions are often suspicious. By charging people weekly, the subscriptions seem lower, and some customers will assume they are monthly, without reading the fine print — and those fees can add up." Jakub Vavra, Threat Ops Analyst, Avast, referring to the 1.8 million ... (see more)

25 June 2021The Register

SolarWinds backdoor gang pwns Microsoft support agent to turn sights on customers

"Crackonosh has been circulating since at least June 2018 and has yielded over $2,000,000 USD for its authors in Monero from over 222,000 infected systems worldwide", said Avast researchers who discovered this malware outbreak among gamers using illegal versions of software to avoid paying for the ... (see more)

16 April 2021Bleeping Computer

HackBoss malware poses as hacker tools on Telegram to steal digital coins

Avast researchers have said the operators of a malware, named "HackBoss", likely stole more than $500,000 from wannabe hackers that fell for the trick. (see more)

3 February 2021Ars Technica

Malicious Chrome and Edge add-ons had a novel way to hide on 3 million devices

Avast researchers who discovered the malicious Chrome and Edge browser extensions that were found on 3 million devices, revealed the lengths the extension developers took to hide their nefarious deeds. (see more)

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