Ethereum Targeted Hacks Re-surface Despite Low Market Price

  According to a report by tech magazine, ZDNet, there is a resurgence of hacks specifically targeting Ethereum holdings. The publication referenced research by cybercrime monitoring company Bad packets LLC that had pointed that despite Ethereum sinking to 18-month lows,…

Cyber Security Firm Trustwave Detects Crypto-jacking Malware on the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Website

A November 19 post by cybersecurity firm Trustwave has indicated that hackers had infected global non-profit organization, make-a-wish foundation’s network, with dangerous malware. Trustwaves’s researchers have revealed that the crypto-jackers managed to virtually lodge a JavaScript (js) miner CoinImp, into…

Amateur crypto jacking the most prominent and worrying trend in 2018

The year of the crypto boom 2017, also signified a big year for crypto heists since cases of crypto-jacking increased by 8,500 percent. 2018 has also come out as a big year for crypto mining malware according to a report…

Japan based Zaif exchange losses 59 million in crypto heist

Hackers were at it again, this time making away with 59 million dollars’ worth of cryptocurrencies from cryptocurrency exchange, Zaif, which is based in Japan.  A local report indicated that the heist was enabled by a security breach that occurred…

Developer Recounts His Anonymous Bitcoin Cash Bug Disclosure

There was a private disclosure of the vulnerability of Bitcoin cash, one of the key cryptocurrencies right at the moment, on April 25th, 2018. A successful capitalization on this vulnerability would have had serious ramifications since there would have been…

20 Year Old Charged with Stealing $5 Million worth of Crypto

California authorities have reportedly arrested a student who is suspected of stealing 5 million dollars’ worth of Bitcoin and also a few Altcoins through a scam technique known as “Sim jacking”. Tech news site Motherboard which reported the incident also…

Nearly 400 websites were infected with Coinhive code in the latest cryptojacking incident

Cryptojacking, i.e. hijacking unsuspecting users computers for surreptitious cryptocurrency mining, has become a persistent issue. In the latest such incident, nearly 400 websites were infected with a Coinhive crypto mining code. Cryptocurrency mining is a complex, resource-intensive, and competitive process.…

Crypto mining malware targets Monero !

‘Cryptojacking’, i.e. using unsuspecting users computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies surreptitiously, is becoming increasingly common. In the latest such incident, crypto mining malware designed to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency was used to infect Linux server, taking advantage of five-year-old security…

Illicit Purchases With Cryptocurrencies Will Come Back To Haunt You – Consider Yourself Warned!

Brisbane Woman Charged With Drug Purchases From The UK Using Bitcoin It would be extremely unwise to think that one can entirely evade authorities by shopping on the dark web using cryptocurrencies, in this case, bitcoin. This is exactly what…

Scammers are Turning their Focus to Bitcoins and other Cryptocurrencies

Author : Kate Yong There is an indisputable growth in the popularity of Bitcoin especially with its rapidly rising price within the year of 2017 from US$1083.24 in February to US$19,343.04 by December. This rise is alongside many other cryptocurrencies…