Tag Archive: Malware

  • Altcoin News, Altcoins, News, News teaser

    Syscoin Hacked, Malware Inserted into GitHub Account

    Syscoin, an instant payment cryptocurrency, has fallen victim to a malware attack after a hacker reportedly inserted a tainted Syscoin Windows client into the project’s GitHub account.  Syscoin Compromised According to the project’s development team, a hacker replaced the official Windows client with another version containing malware. Users of the software alerted the development team to the presence of the malware in the Windows client when the program started showing up on their computers as malicious.

    · June 17, 2018 · 1:00 pm
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    New Malware Uses Chrome Extensions for Crypto Mining

    Researchers were able to detect malicious Chrome extensions that could be used for secret cryptocurrency mining. Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrency Users With the recent rise of digital asset traders and investors, many hackers and other cybercriminals are targeting cryptocurrency users. Many major cryptocurrency exchanges have also advised their users to enable certain security features like 2-factor-authentication and SMS authentication. Most cryptocurrency and cybersecurity experts advise digital asset investors to store their cryptocurrencies on hardware wallets like the

    · May 17, 2018 · 1:00 am
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    Warning: This Wallet App is Stealing Bitcoin

    Electrum, the popular Bitcoin wallet, has released proof that a copycat wallet is stealing users’ bitcoins. According to Electrum, the malicious knockoff, Electrum Pro, is designed with malware to hijack private seed keys. The platform is urging users to be wary of the fake bitcoin storage service. Electrum vs. Electrum Pro Bitcoin Wallet The development team at Electrum has since been trying to alert users to the possibility that Electrum Pro is a fake. According

    · May 10, 2018 · 2:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrency Malware ComboJack Targets Clipboard Data - Here's How to Protect Yourself Altcoin News, Bitcoin, News, News teaser

    Cryptocurrency Malware ComboJack Targets Clipboard Data – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

    Malware identified by Palo Alto Networks targets data held on user clipboards from cut, copy and paste actions. ComboJack is a trojan able to replace unsuspecting user’s wallet data with the wallet address of an attacker. ComboJack embeds itself on user systems with a possible source identified by Palo Alto Networks as phishing or malspam email. ComboJack will then frequently check the system clipboard for copied cryptocurrency wallet information. If a genuine wallet address is

    · April 2, 2018 · 4:30 pm
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    Bitcoin Cash Gaining Acceptance in Ransomware Community

    Bitcoin Cash has started to gain more acceptance – at least, in the field of ransomware. Fork Over Your Bitcoin… Cash Security researcher MalwareHunterTeam has recently discovered a new ransomware called Thanatos. Typically, ransomware encrypts victims’ files, forcing them to pay a ransom in order to regain access to their computers. However, Thanatos doesn’t actually save the keys to unlock victims’ files anywhere – thus, if you didn’t have enough reason not to pay the

    · March 4, 2018 · 6:00 pm
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    Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

    Reports of mining malware infestations are an almost weekly occurrence now. With cryptocurrency mining becoming more lucrative than ransomware, hackers are upping their game and widening the digital net. Those caught in it this week included a number of government websites in the UK and Australia. In what has been newly termed as ‘cryptojacking,’ the Guardian reported that thousands of websites had been infected over the weekend. Those that visited the compromised websites would have

    · February 12, 2018 · 1:00 am
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Cryptocurrency Malware ComboJack Targets Clipboard Data - Here's How to Protect Yourself 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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