18 Oct 2019

More than 300 arrested in worldwide sting of ‘largest dark web child sex abuse marketplace run by bitcoin’

Law enforcement agencies in the US and 37 other countries have arrested hundreds of people suspected of involvement in what authorities called “the largest dark web” child sex abuse marketplace ever found. Before it was shut down by authorities, the website hosted over 200,000 videos showing sexual abuse against children,

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18 Oct 2019

European Airport Systems Infected With Monero-Mining Malware

Researchers with Cyberbit recently detected cryptojacking malware infections on over half of all computing systems at an undisclosed international airport in Europe. Cryptojacking refers to the illegitimate use of a system’s resourcing powers for mining cryptocurrency. In this case, the malware was mining Monero cryptocurrency. The malware had made its

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18 Oct 2019

Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

A malicious Russian clone of the Tor browser that can be used to visit sites on the dark web has stolen close to $40,000 in Bitcoin from unsuspecting users, researchers with ESET have discovered. The malicious browsers was advertised on Russian forums as the official Russian language version of Tor.

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17 Oct 2019

‘Graboid’ Crypto-Jacking Worm Targets Docker Hosts

Threat actors are taking advantage of Internet-facing unsecured Docker engines in order to distribute a cryptojacking worm, researchers with Palo Alto Networks have discovered. The malware is called Graboid and is capable infecting Docker containers that lack authentication and subsequently use the local processing resources to mine for Monero cryptocurrency.

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15 Oct 2019

Apple Mac Hack Warning: North Korea Uses Fake Cryptocurrency Companies To Break Into macOS

The infamous North Korean hacking collective known as Lazarus Group is using a sophisticated new attack technique in order to compromise macOS systems, a security researcher has discovered. In the first stage of the campaign, the threat actors set up a front company, called JMT Trading. The hackers then wrote

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30 Aug 2019

Indictment of Capital One suspect alleges breaches of 30 companies, cryptojacking

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is charging Paige Thompson, the person thought to be behind the massive Capital One data breach, with obtaining unauthorized access to the data of over 30 companies and of launching cryptojacking attacks on compromised company networks. Cryptojacking refers to the illegitimate use of a

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29 Aug 2019

Avast Maker Team WIth Police To Free 850,000 Computers From Cryptomining Malware

In a collaborative effort, security researchers with Avast and the French police took down a massive cryptomining botnet earlier this year. The botnet consisted of 850,000 machines that were infected with Retadup, a malware strain designed to mine Monero (XMR) and in some cases to log keystrokes and take screenshots.

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23 Aug 2019

Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency

Earlier this year, several employees at a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine connected part of the internal network to the Internet in order to mine cryptocurrency, authorities said. The Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) is investigating the incident to check if attackers may have used the Internet-facing mining rigs (computers

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21 Aug 2019

Cyberthreats Against Financial Services Up 56%

A new ZeroFOX report shows that cyber threats targeting financial services firms increased by 56% over the past 12 months, compared to the previous year. The most prevalent was brand abuse, which in 90% of cases took the form of rather convincing impersonation attempts. 40% of cyber threats involved fraud,

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19 Aug 2019

Hackers Stole Over $4 Billion From Crypto Crimes In 2019 So Far, Up From $1.7 Billion In All Of 2018

In the first half of this year, cyber criminals stole around $4.26 billion through cryptocurrency theft, scams, and fraud campaigns, a recent CipherTrace report shows. This indicates a recent surge in criminal activity because the number is far higher than the yearly total for 2018, which was $1.7 billion. The

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