Monero and Litecoin can be used to purchase a domain name

Popular domain name registration service with privacy feature now supports LTC and XMR as a purchase options 
25 July 2017   2803
Monero

Open-source cryptocurrency created in April 2014 that focuses on privacy, decentralisation and scalability

Njalla, domain name registration service, now accepts Monero and Litecoin as a payment option.

The main feature of Njalla is privacy. As developers assure, "We care about your right to privacy. We believe it's an important piece of democracy that we have the right to be anonymous."

Litecoin

Features faster transaction confirmation times and improved storage efficiency than the leading math-based currency

Njalla was started because it's developers couldn't find a domain name service that they wanted to use. Their goals are to be caring about privacy, simple and flexible.

Njalla " sit in between" the domain name registration service and a client. They buy a domain for themself. The agreement between Njalla grants client full usage rights to the domain

Njalla is run by 1337 LLC based in Nevis.

BlackSquid Hidden Miner to Attack US & Thai PCs

The malware is distributed through malicious websites, compromised web servers, network drives, and USB drives; it uses different exploits and vulnerabilities
05 June 2019   192

Trend Micro researchers have discovered a new malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency on users' devices, reports ZDNet.

Most of all, a new malware miner called BlackSquid is popular in Thailand and the United States. The maleware is distributed through malicious websites, compromised web servers, network drives, and USB drives. BlackSquid uses EternalBlue, DoublePulsar, server vulnerabilities CVE-2014-6287, CVE-2017-12615, CVE-2017-8464 and errors in the ThinkPHP web application.

BlackSquid uses various tricks to keep the program unnoticed. For example, if a program detects that it was running in a virtualization environment, or finds debugging tools, then the malicious functions will not be activated.

Unnoticed, the malware installs the XMRig mining script. The attack does not end there - the program also scans the system for the a video card in order to extract coins more efficiently. After infecting one computer on the network, the virus tries to spread to other systems.