Tag Archive: Malware

  • Altcoin News, Mining, News, News teaser

    Public WiFi a Hotbed for Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

    As more and more inexperienced traders and investors jump aboard the burgeoning blockchain train, cyber security becomes a real and pressing issue. Unlike more institutionalized financial organizations which have secure platforms, crypto investing is more of a personal thing that can lead to software exploits for the unprotected and uninitiated. A report in SiliconAngle this week highlighted the dangers of using unsecured, public wireless hotspots. The threat now being that computers connected through open WiFi

    · January 10, 2018 · 7:30 pm
  • Mining, News, News teaser

    Slow Phone a Sign of Crypto Mining Malware

    As cryptocurrencies rise in popularity and price, they become more of a lucrative target for hackers and cybercriminals. Many of those getting into crypto now are novices to trading and cyber security, and those are the ones at greatest risk of losing their digital stash to hackers. We’ve already learned last week of malware infecting Facebook’s messenger service on desktops.  The software is designed to harness computing power to mine Monero without the user knowing

    · December 27, 2017 · 8:30 am
  • Crypto Malware Targets Facebook Messenger Altcoin News, Mining, News, News teaser

    Crypto Malware Targets Facebook Messenger

    As Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies become more popular hackers and cybercriminals will devise ever more devious ways to exploit unsuspecting users and their computers. Facebook is probably home to the largest number of technology challenged people on the planet which makes it such an easy platform to disseminate malware. According to a report in The Independent, security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered malware that infects Facebook messenger in order to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency. The mining

    · December 23, 2017 · 12:00 am
  • Mining, News, News teaser, Technology

    Ultimate Fighting Championship Website Gets KOed by Coin Hive Malware

    The website for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the latest victim of the Coin Hive malware that secretly mines for Monero cryptocurrency. In the world of sports, few things are as hot as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Millions tune in to watch bouts of modern day gladiators using a wide variety of fighting styles. Yet even the martial prowess of the UFC cannot keep them from being the victims of malware. The Register recently reported

    · November 7, 2017 · 7:30 pm
  • Coinhive - New Cash Cow for Malware Creators Mining, News, News teaser, Technology

    Coinhive – New Cash Cow for Malware Creators

    Coinhive is a technology that is just several weeks old, it was formally introduced on September 14. Coinhive is rapidly turning into the cash cow of the world wide web, progressing from a revolutionary crypto-currency mining instrument to a technology heavily exploited by myriads of cyber-criminals. New Advertising Alternative or Just Plain Malware? Coinhive is a JavaScript library that webmasters can use on their websites. Whenever people visit the website, the Coinhive JavaScript code runs and mines Monero for the webmaster making use of the visitor’s CPU. It is a unique

    · October 20, 2017 · 2:30 am
  • Bitcoin Security, Mining, News, News teaser

    New malware can mine cryptocurrency on your PC

    A new kind of malicious malware has been discovered. This new malware is unique in that it is able to mine cryptocurrency on victims’ computers. The New Malware Most hackers that use malware are trying to steal sensitive data or get access to important accounts, but this newly discovered malware does something else. Famous Russian cyber security firm, Kaspersky Lab, has recently discovered a new type of malware that is able to infiltrate computers and mine

    · September 7, 2017 · 1:45 pm
  • Shadow Brokers Threaten Release of Further Hacking Tools Bitcoin, News

    More Malware Threats Coming in 2017

    Bitcoin ransomware attacks have regularly hit the headlines this year, giving cryptocurrency negative press, however malware, in general, has been increasing making ransomware a much less significant threat than is actually reported. Stand and Deliver – Bitcoin or Your OS In a recent blog post detailing malware statistics for 2016 and Q1 of 2017, head of G DATA SecurityLabs Ralf Benzmüller discussed the proportion of ransomware to other types of malware, saying: Ransomware accounted for much

    · June 29, 2017 · 9:30 pm
  • FinTech

    Ransomware Tool Has Decryption Keys Leaked by Anonymous User

    The master decryption keys for the ransomware, CrySis, has been released to the public, news that will undoubtedly come as a pleasant surprise to those victimized by the malware. Also read: Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet to Allow Credit and Debit Card Funding Another Ransomware Tool Bites the Dust The decryption keys first became public when a user posted them on a the forums of bleepingcomputer.com. The user, known only as crss7777, posted the decryption keys

    · November 16, 2016 · 4:00 am
  • Bitcoin Industry Report Bitcoin

    Industry Report: Asia Continues to Dominate in Bitcoin and Beyond

    Sales in China grow as Asia dominates ecommerce, a new form of malware finds its way onto Mac computers, and you’d better not visit a blocked site in India. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency news? Check out the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Moscow Gets its First Bitcoin Exchange DOMINANCE IN ASIA CHINA Thanks to a massive increase in Asia’s online shopping community, China is now set to become the

    · August 24, 2016 · 9:00 am
  • Ransomware Bitcoin, FinTech

    Ransomware May Threaten the Future of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin has jumped in price again. Following a near two-week excursion down south, bitcoin has hit a detour and is now hovering at $581 as of press time. That’s a near $10 rise since our previous price piece. However, the price is still down overall. Although many factors may be contributing to bitcoin’s slight slump, many seem to believe that ransomware poses a particularly nasty threat to the currency’s future. Also read: Bears and Bulls Continue

    · August 22, 2016 · 12:00 pm
  • Mac Malware Bitcoin, Bitcoin Security, News, News teaser, Technology, Trending

    New Malware Sneaking Onto Mac Computers, Bitcoinists Be Warned

    Some tricky new malware is infecting Mac users by imitating legitimate software. The “Advanced Mac Cleaner,” professes to be an anti-malware tool in order to sneak onto Mac computers. Also read: Mycelium May Roll out P2P Tumbling Soon New Malware Targeting Mac Users Bitcoinists who use Macs ought to be especially concerned, as the malware specifically targets Mac users by mimicking an anti-malware tool designed for Macs. Malware can be used to steal private keys

    · August 20, 2016 · 3:42 pm
  • Zepto Ransomware Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking Bitcoin News, Breaking News, News

    Worrisome Locky Ransomware Variant Zepto is Making The Rounds

    There is a now form of Bitcoin ransomware on the block, going by the name of Zepto. At its core, this is a different variant of the Locky malware, which has been making the rounds for quite some time now. Security researchers detected a spike in the distribution of this new ransomware. As one would expect, Internet criminals are using spam emails to distribute this payload. Also read: Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin

    · July 2, 2016 · 5:58 am
  • Bitcoinist_Office 365 Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking Bitcoin News, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    Office 365 Zero-day Leads To Ransomware Phishing Attacks

    Sometimes it feels like the only way Bitcoin makes headlines is either through a price change or ransomware. Cerber, one of the most dangerous types of Bitcoin ransomware alive today, has been cloned into a new variant. As a result, this undisclosed type of malware can target Office 365 users through a zero-day attack. It is very well possible millions of business users have been affected already. Also read: Russian Policymakers Set To Deal Another

    · June 28, 2016 · 5:22 am
  • Powerful Security and Due Diligence + AI-powered Credit Scoring Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking Bitcoin News, Breaking News, News, News teaser, Technology

    Bitcoin Ransomware Popularity Increased Spectacularly In 2015

    Bitcoin ransomware threats are once again making the headlines these days. Albeit they are now popular than screen-blocker ransomware, this is not news to be proud of by any means. Malware used on such a large scale will continue to give Bitcoin a bad reputation, even though the cryptocurrency is not at fault for these problems. Also read: Large-Scale Phishing Attack Targets Bitcoin and Web Wallet Users There is nothing more annoying than dealing with

    · June 23, 2016 · 4:37 am
  • Bitcoinist_End of Locky Bitcoin, Breaking News, News, News teaser, Technology

    Symantec Report Indicates End of Locky Ransomware Threat

    Although malware threats and exploit kits are a significant threat to our society, various types are showing a decrease in activity. Angler, Locky, and Dridex are the three top categories which see less interest all of a sudden. For now, it remains unclear as to why this decrease is taking place, albeit it is possible criminals are turning toward new solutions. Also read: Industry Report: Digital Currency Is Booming Across the Globe Ransomware and malware

    · June 18, 2016 · 5:31 am
  • Bitcoinist_Bitcoin Ransomware Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking Bitcoin News, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    Cerber Bitcoin Ransomware Now Includes Malware Factory Automation

    As the summer draws ever closer, the chances of getting a computer infected with malicious software seem to increase exponentially. The latest version of Cerber ransomware is introducing new challenges for security experts. Malware factory has been introduced, which creates different versions of Cerber every 15 seconds. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Continues Breaking Boundaries Cerber Becomes Completely Random To this very date, Cerber is the most feared and destructive type of Bitcoin ransomware in

    · June 14, 2016 · 5:34 am
  • Bitcoinist_Twitter Data Dump Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking Bitcoin News, Breaking News, Companies, News, News teaser

    Hacker Sells Twitter Data Dump On Deep Web For 10 Bitcoin

    Data breaches remain a lucrative business for Internet criminals, especially when they want to sell information for Bitcoin. A data dump containing over 33 million hacked Twitter accounts are now up for grabs in exchange for 10 Bitcoin. Also read: Lisk Adds Charles Hoskinson & Steven Nerayoff to Team According to ZDNet, the hacker selling these Twitter details has been linked to the recent LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Myspace data breaches. But this time, the individual

    · June 9, 2016 · 5:07 am
  • Bitcoinist_Ransomware Malware Angler Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    Ransomware Infections Set To Spike Due To Angler Bypassing EMET

    Ransomware remains a threat looming over every Internet user in the world today. Protecting one’s computer from this type of malware is becoming harder once again, thanks to the EMET-evading exploit. Security experts feel the number of ransomware infections will ramp up exponentially once again. Also read: Poloniex Exchange Confirms Funds Are Safe Despite Outage EMET protection is found on the Windows operating system, as Microsoft designed this tool to block Windows-based exploits. However, internet

    · June 7, 2016 · 4:42 am
  • Bitcoinist_Flashpoint Resaearch Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking Bitcoin News, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    Flashpoint Study Shows Spreading Ransomware Is No Cash Cow

    For the longest time, people have assumed the profits made from ransomware attacks is very lucrative. But a recent study by Flashpoint paints an entirely different picture. While there is still money to be made, the numbers are far lower than most people think they are. Also read: Mathematics Drives Crix Bitcoin Futures Trading Flashpoint conducted a five-month study of a Russian ransomware operation to see how lucrative this business model is. As it turns

    · June 3, 2016 · 4:35 am
  • Bitcoinist_Hacker Collective Bitcoin, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    Six Russian Banks Lose US$25.7m To Hacker Collective

    According to Russian news sources, over US$25.7m has been stolen from Russian banks. This has nothing to do with yet another Swift network breach, though. A hacker collective is involved in the creation and distribution of malware, used to steal money from Russian bank accounts. Also read: Sandjacking iOS Exploit Threatens Bitcoin and Ethereum Wallets Earlier today, Russian law enforcement officials have arrested fourteen people of an undisclosed hacker collective. All of these people are

    · June 1, 2016 · 10:24 am
  • Bitcoinist_Ransomware-as-a-service Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, Breaking Bitcoin News, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    Cerber Ransomware Offered As-a-service By Internet Criminals

    Bitcoin ransomware keeps evolving, as developers want to do everything they can to outsmart security researchers. Cerber, one of the most potent forms of malware, is being offered on a ransom-as-a-service basis right now. But that is not the only new aspect about this strain of ransomware. The distribution method of Cerber has changed as well. Up until this point, this malware used to spread itself via macro-enabled Word documents. That model has undergone some

    · May 30, 2016 · 8:45 am
  • Bitcoinist_Urbana-Champaign Breaking News, News, News teaser, Technology

    University Students Risk Ransomware Infection Through USB Drives

    A recent security experiment conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign goes to show how insecure freely distributed USB drives can be. Almost one in two drives were taken and plugged into a computer right away, regardless of possible consequences. Also read: Syscoin 2.0 Launches DirectBTC on Decentralized Marketplace Please Refrain From Using Unknown USB Drives There is something very appealing about goodies, especially if they come in the form of an item everybody can

    · May 21, 2016 · 8:55 am