Ransomware Upstages Cryptojacking as Dominant Form of Crypto Cyberattack

Ransomware Overtakes Cryptojacking as Cybercriminals’ Favorite...

Malwarebytes says ransomware attacks are the current favorite method of crypto hackers and cybercriminals. The cybersecurity outfit believes the continued decline in cryptocurrency...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Oct 17, 2018 | 03:00
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School District Forced to Pay $10,000 in Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

The Leominster Public Schools District has become the latest victim of a Bitcoin ransomware cyberattack. The school district was forced to pay $10,000 in Bitcoin to unlock their...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Apr 29, 2018 | 10:00
Atlanta's night skyline.

Why Atlanta’s $50k Ransomware Threat Turned into a $2.6 million...

March this year saw the US city of Atlanta faced with a ransomware attack. Even though the hackers didn’t get away with their $50k in bitcoins, the city did pay over $2.6 million to...

Nikita Blows | Apr 24, 2018 | 22:00
Watchout! Satori Botnet Targets Exposed Ethereum Miners
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Ransomware Attacks Drop while Cryptojacking Marks 4000% Increase in...

Android crypto-miners have seen a staggering 4000% increase in the first three months of 2018. To put things in perspective, the total consumer detections have reached 16 million as of...

Georgi Georgiev | Apr 10, 2018 | 02:00
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Healthcare CEO Prescribes 5 Ways to Fight Ransomware

Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, was hit hard with a ransomware attack in January 2018. To protect patients the hospital decided to pay the hackers, its CEO Steve Long...

Melanie Kramer | Apr 08, 2018 | 22:00
Atlanta's night skyline.

Hackers Hit Atlanta with Ransomware Attack

Atlanta is the latest local government to have its computer system attacked by hackers. The criminals are demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to remove their ransomware. It’s been a...

Jeff Francis | Mar 24, 2018 | 03:15
According to a new study, more than 50 percent of retailers utilizing Square Inc.'s checkout technology would be willing to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a form of payment.

Despite Security Concerns, Vast Majority of Businesses Interested in...

Despite concerns over volatility and security, research has shown that the vast majority of businesses are open to using cryptocurrency for business transactions, and that positive...

Adam James | Mar 08, 2018 | 09:00
Bitcoin Cash Gaining Acceptance in Ransomware Community

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...

Adam James | Mar 04, 2018 | 18:00

Pay Up or Else! Indiana Hospital Latest Victim of Ransomware Attack

Hancock Regional Hospital in Indiana is the latest victim of a ransomware attack by hackers who are demanding a payment in bitcoins. Technology is definitely a two-edged blade. The...

Jeff Francis | Jan 14, 2018 | 07:15

Insurance Companies Blame Bitcoin for Ransomware Increase

Insurance companies, such as Chubb, are making a ransomware Bitcoin correlation, saying that the cryptocurrency’s rising price is leading to more ransomware attacks. Few things...

Jeff Francis | Dec 23, 2017 | 09:00

Hackers Hit North Carolina County Government and Demand Two Bitcoin...

The county government of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, has been hacked, leaving their server files being held for a ransom of 2 bitcoins. One of the growing problems for businesses and...

Jeff Francis | Dec 06, 2017 | 04:00
ICOs 'Lose 10% Of Funds' To Criminals - New Ernst & Young Research

Hackers Demand a Single Bitcoin in Ransomware Attack

Computer hackers target the Sacramento Regional Transit system and demand a whopping ransom of a single Bitcoin. There have been quite a few major stories concerning technology in...

Jeff Francis | Nov 22, 2017 | 07:00

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