In a rare feat, French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers. The notorious Retadup malware infects computers and starts mining cryptocurrency by sapping power from a computer's processor.
North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using "widespread and increasingly sophisticated" cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday.
Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and could bring over a billion "unbanked" people into the financial system.
Hackers are using the EternalBlue exploit and leveraging advantage of Living off the Land (LotL) obfuscated PowerShell-based scripts to deliver malware and a Monero cryptocurrency.
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 recently discovered malware that is believed been developed from OSX.DarthMiner, a malware known to target the Mac platform. This malware is capable of stealing browser cookies associated with mainstream cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service websites visited by the victims. It also steals saved passwords in Chrome. Finally,
A 20-year-old college student who was accused of stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency in a slew of SIM hijacking attacks is the first person to be sentenced for the crime.
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"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.