15 Aug 2019

Norman Cryptominer Employs Sophisticated Obfuscation Tactics

Security researchers with Varonis have spotted a sophisticated new strain of cryptomining malware that uses various obfuscation tactics in order to avoid detection. The researchers describe the cryptominer, dubbed “Norman,”  as “a high-performance miner for Monero cryptocurrency,” that distinguishes itself from other miners in the way it “employs evasion techniques

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13 Aug 2019

UN Probing 35 North Korean Cyberattacks in 17 Countries

The United Nations (UN) is investigating at least 35 cyberattacks in 17 countries that are believed to be the work of hackers working for the North Korean government, an extended version of a recent UN report shows. A summary of the report released last week mentioned that Pyongyang has used

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08 Aug 2019

Smominru hijacks half a million PCs to mine cryptocurrency, steals access data for Dark Web sale

  Carbon Black researchers are tracking a cryptomining campaign that has already infected more that 500,000 machines with Smominru malware that enslaves them into a massive botnet. According to a new report[pdf], the infected machines are used to mine Monero (XMR) and the malware is also capable of “access mining,”

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06 Aug 2019

North Korea took $2 billion in cyberattacks to fund weapons program: U.N. report

A new United Nations report to the UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee states that North Korea has used “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyberattacks to steal around $2 billion from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges. North Korean hackers also used digital services to launder the money. In addition, the

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10 Jul 2019

Cyber Attacks Cost $45 Billion in 2018

Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has released an extensive report on cybersecurity breach trends. According to the research, around two million cyber attacks occured last year, resulting in global damages of over $45 billion. The report also indicates that financial losses from ransomware rose by 60%, while the total

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05 Jul 2019

New Golang malware plays the Linux field in quest for cryptocurrency

Palo Alto Networks researchers have discovered a new strain of cryptojacking malware written in the Go programming language. The malware, dubbed Golang, uses the resourcing powers of infected systems in order to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Golang targets Linux servers and is capable of compromising machines in a variety of

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27 Jun 2019

Hacker steals $4.5 million from Bitrue cryptocurrency exchange

Once again, a major cryptocurrency platform has been at the receiving end of a cyberattack resulting in the theft of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. This time the victim was Singaporean crypto exchange Bitrue and the hacker(s) managed to steal 9.3 million Ripple (XRP) coins and 2.5 million Cardano

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26 Jun 2019

Eurojust and Europol Lift the Blanket off A 24 Million Euro Crypto Hack

A joint operation by Europol, Eurojust and law enforcement agencies from the Netherlands and the UK has uncovered a major cryptocurrency heist. Threat actors stole €24 million (over $27 million) in cryptocurrency from a minimum of 4,000 victims across 12 countries. Six people have been arrested in connection with the

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25 Jun 2019

Tesco Hacked on Twitter Spoofs Bill Gates and Pushes BTC Scam

A threat actor on Tuesday took over the Twitter account of British retail giant Tesco. What followed was a rather poorly executed cyber scam. Initially the hacker posted a pinned Tweet on the account telling people that if they would send bitcoins to a provided bitcoin address, they would receive

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19 Jun 2019

Modular Backdoor Can Spread Over Local Network

A new report by Kaspersky provides insight into Plurox, a highly sophisticated piece of malware first discovered in February. Plurox is a modular backdoor capable of distributing itself across networks and of planting additional malware on infected machines. Multi-functional “modular” malware is a growing threat to organizations. Plurox can infiltrate

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