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Two arrested in Germany for hacking computers they used to generate bitcoins

The suspects used malware to build a botnet, German police said.

Sneaky software turns your PC into a Bitcoin-mining zombie -- and owns up to it in the EULA

What's more brazen than a toolbar sucking up your system resources to mine for Bitcoins? A toolbar that announces its plans to hog your CPU in its terms of service agreement.

Malware ransom drops to keep pace with Bitcoin price surge

The purveyors of the Cryptolocker Trojan have lowered their ransom demands in light of the soaring value of their preferred currency, Bitcoins, a security firm reports.

Researchers: Trojan program 'Neverquest' a new threat to online banking users

Kaspersky Lab researchers warn that attackers could start to aggressively distribute this malware in the near future.

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Symantec: 'Blackshades' malware still being sold

The security vendor has seen an uptick in infections as well as command-and-control servers.

Android, Bitcoin top malware targets, McAfee reports

Security vendor McAfee's research arm, McAfee Labs, has identified growth across four threat trends, including Android-based malware, signed malware, spam, and virtual currencies.

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Financial malware program appears to communicate with attackers over the darknet

The malware is called i2Ninja and uses the I2P network (also called the darknet) as a command-and-control (C&C) channel, according to security researchers.

Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel

PCs make great travel companions, but you need to treat them right.

Cybercriminals target Silverlight browser plug-in users with new exploit kit

It’s not clear how many users have Silverlight installed on their computers, but their number is likely to be in the tens of millions.