The growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is generating curiosity - and concern - among security specialists. Crypto mining software has been found on user machines, often installed by botnets. Organizations need to understand the risks posed by this software and what actions, if any, should be taken.
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Proofpoint researchers have been following a previously undocumented threat in which actors are stealing bitcoins via the Tor proxy onion[.]top. Operators of this proxy are surreptitiously diverting Bitcoin payments from ransomware victims to their own wallets by modifying in transit the source of web pages used for payment, replacing the ransomware
Samsung Electronics has revealed it is making chips designed specifically to harvest crypto-currency coins. The firm made the disclosure in its latest earnings report, where it said the activity should boost its profits.
Early Friday morning in Tokyo, hackers broke into a cryptocurrency exchange called Coincheck Inc. and made off with nearly $500 million in digital tokens. It's one of the biggest heists in history, with the exchange losing more than 500 million of the somewhat obscure NEM coins. The hack has raised questions about security of cryptocurrencies around the
Several cybersecurity firms are reporting of new cryptocurrency mining viruses that are being spread using EternalBlue - the same NSA exploit that was leaked by the hacking group Shadow Brokers and responsible for the devastating widespread ransomware threat WannaCry.
Bitcoin alternatives like Monero and Ethereum continue their overall upward trend in value, putting them squarely in the crosshairs of threat actors looking for quick profits and anonymous transactions. Because obtaining these cryptocurrencies through legitimate mining mechanisms is quite resource-intensive, cybercriminals are stealing them, demanding
"Highly professional" hackers made off with around 4,700 Bitcoin from a leading mining service. The hacked service was NiceHash, a Slovenia-based mining exchange.
A common idea about the blockchain, the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is that it can "create trust", or allow two parties to make a transaction "without relying on trust". The blockchain does not create or eliminate trust. It merely converts trust from one form to another. While we previously had to trust financial institutions
Bitcoin mining websites became the new fashion of 2017 and there is no dust on that but when it comes to compromise websites to host such fashion it becomes a headache (well to the consumers at least). Have you heard about KRACK the WPA2 vulnerability? If you did you probably was searching for your device/router vendor's patch, no? if you are using D-Link
Between $150 million and $300 million in digital currency called ether remains inaccessible today after a user said he "accidentally" triggered a vulnerability that froze the funds in the popular Parity wallet.