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Leaked NSA Software tip Causing Bitcoin and Monero to Becoming targets for Hackers

It has been revealed that hackers are illegally generating Bitcoin, Monero and other cryptocurrencies by making the most out of a software flaw leaked from the United States government. This information raises serious questions about the security of one of the fastest growing financial markets. Recently, illicit crypto mining has risen by 459 percent compared […]

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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 claims to have obtained that 20-year-old university student, Joel Ortiz, had been accused of jacking […]

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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. A combination of specially designed hardware, special-purpose software, and their users is called “Miner”. A […]

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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 vulnerability. Cryptocurrency mining is a complex, resource-intensive, and competitive process. A combination of specially designed […]

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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 such as Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, Zcash, and many more with Bitcoin leading the pack. […]

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Massive malware attack, installs crypto-miner on Windows Systems

The trend of hijacking unsuspecting users computer to mine cryptocurrency continues, and the attacks take different forms. On March 6th, Windows Defender Anti-Virus (AV) detected and largely blocked a malware that infected nearly 500,000 computers and installed cryptocurrency miner code without the knowledge of users. Cryptocurrency mining is a complex, resource-intensive, and competitive process. A […]

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The Grand Rig Heist: Icelandic Police Are Searching for Hundreds of Stolen Bitcoin Miners

Icelandic police are investigating what is termed as the biggest thefts ever reported in Iceland. Hundreds of cryptocurrency miners have been reported stolen, leading to a series of arrest in an ongoing Bitcoin Heist investigation. The thieving spree occurred on four different burglaries in December and January and the number of stolen bitcoin miners sits […]

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Law enforcement: Bitcoin Scam Artist Arrested in UAE after Conning Client $545K

Author – Sam Reads, UK A bitcoin Scam Artist in the United Arab Emirates was arrested after scamming a client $545,000; the stolen cash was recovered Digital currencies have created a new wave of crime that is spreading all over. Crypto thieves and scammers are targeting unsuspecting traders and experienced traders alike. Recently, a crypto […]

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Ransomware: Tor Proxy Service Caught stealing from Ransomware Extortionists

Hackers, ransomware families, and phishing families are netting much the crypto market. The malware and ransomware started to gain traction in the last two years after the bitcoin started to gain much media attention. The Ransomware report Google researchers recently discovered that 34 ransomware families earned a total of at $25 million. This comes after […]

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Google DoubleClick targeted by Monero cryptocurrency miners

Trend Micro, a company that provides security software, hardware and services, recently reported Google’s popular DoubleClick has been targeted by cryptocurrency mining code used for mining Monero cryptocurrency. The attacks were noticed between January 18th and 24th, and the countries affected were Japan, France, Taiwan, Italy, and Spain. A subsidiary of Google, DoubleClick develops and […]