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US Senate: Govt’s ransomware fight hindered by limited reporting

A report published today by U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says law enforcement and regulatory agencies lack insight into ransomware attacks to fight against them effectively.While ransomware incidents have been increasingly hitting organizations across the country, there's still room to
Publish At:2022-05-24 14:53 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency Government ransomware

Microsoft warns of the rise of cryware targeting hot wallets

Microsoft researchers warn of the rising threat of cryware targeting non-custodial cryptocurrency wallets, also known as hot wallets. Microsoft warns of the rise of cryware, malicious software used to steal info an dfunds from non-custodial cryptocurrency wallets, also known as hot wallets. Data stolen from this kind of malware includes private keys, seed
Publish At:2022-05-18 11:07 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Malware cryptocurrency

Fake crypto sites lure wannabe thieves by spamming login credentials

Threat actors are luring potential thieves by spamming login credentials for other people account's on fake crypto trading sites, illustrating once again, that there is no honor among thieves.This new cryptocurrency scam is gaining traction recently, involving emails and texts sharing credentials to an online trading account holding 30 Bitcoin for them
Publish At:2022-05-18 10:55 | Read:358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency

Fake Pixelmon NFT site infects you with password-stealing malware

A fake Pixelmon NFT site entices fans with free tokens and collectibles while infecting them with malware that steals their cryptocurrency wallets.Pixelmon is a popular NFT project whose roadmap includes creating an online metaverse game where you can collect, train, and battle other players using pixelmon pets.With close to 200,000 Twitter followe
Publish At:2022-05-15 14:53 | Read:804 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency

Crypto thief threatened to cut man's fingers 'one by one,' stole £34K

Online crypto scams and ponzi schemes leveraging social media platforms are hardly anything new.BleepingComputer has previously reported on crypto thieves abusing Instagram for running 'investment' scams that people could and have fallen for.But, this gruesome case of a London-based crypto robber transcends the virtual realm and tells a s
Publish At:2022-05-14 10:55 | Read:433 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency Legal

Microsoft: Sysrv botnet targets Windows, Linux servers with new exploits

Microsoft says the Sysrv botnet is now exploiting vulnerabilities in the Spring Framework and WordPress to ensnare and deploy cryptomining malware on vulnerable Windows and Linux servers.Redmond discovered a new variant (tracked as Sysrv-K) that has been upgraded with more capabilities, including scanning for unpatched WordPress and Spring dep
Publish At:2022-05-13 14:53 | Read:320 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency exploit botnet

New DOJ Team Focuses on Ransomware and Cryptocurrency Crime

While no security officer would rely on this alone, it’s good to know the U.S. Department of Justice is increasing efforts to fight cyber crime. According to a recent address in Munich by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, new efforts will focus on ransomware and cryptocurrency incidents. This makes sense since the X-Force Threat Intelligence Index
Publish At:2022-05-09 10:09 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Banking & Finance Data Protection Fraud Pro

Ferrari subdomain hijacked to push fake Ferrari NFT collection

Image credit: Brandon AtchisonOne of Ferrari's subdomains was hijacked yesterday to host a scam promoting fake Ferrari NFT collection, according to researchers.What makes the scam particularly interesting is the fact that the luxury carmaker had earlier announced plans to launch NFTs in partnership with tech firm Velas. The Ethereum wallet ass
Publish At:2022-05-06 18:36 | Read:485 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency

Steer clear of these Instagram “Get rich with Bitcoin” scams

I don’t know about you, but I open Instagram to look at cool photos of pets, not to make a fortune via suspicious claims of riches by strangers. Despite this, following someone whose photos I liked resulted in a very peculiar message. It’s possible I waved goodbye to a path to untold riches. Maybe if I’d stayed the course I’d now have my own “Become a
Publish At:2022-05-06 12:48 | Read:275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bitcoin cryptocurrency fake Instagram scam

OpenSea warns of Discord channel compromise

OpenSea, the primary marketplace for buyers and sellers of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has reported major problems with its Discord support channel. How major? Well, there’s a “potential vulnerability” which allowed spambots to post phishing links to other users. A problem that lead OpenSea Support to declare “please do not click any
Publish At:2022-05-06 12:48 | Read:292 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams compromise cryptocurrency discord NFT opensea phish ph

NVIDIA fined for failure to disclose cryptomining sales boost

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Friday that it settled charges against multinational tech firm NVIDIA for "inadequate disclosures" of cryptomining's impact on its gaming business.Settled charges are linked to NVIDIA's failure to disclose that much of the company's gaming sales were boosted by cryptomining, with customers increasin
Publish At:2022-05-06 10:44 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology CryptoCurrency

Crypto Scammers exploit talk on Cryptocurrency

By Oliver Devane  McAfee has identified several Youtube channels which were live-streaming a modified version of a live stream called ‘The B Word’ where Elon Musk, Cathie Wood, and Jack Dorsey discuss various aspects of cryptocurrency.   The modified live streams make the original video smaller and put a frame around it advertising malicious sites that it cl
Publish At:2022-05-05 21:03 | Read:270 | Comments:0 | Tags:McAfee Labs cryptocurrency crypto exploit

The $43 billion Business Email Compromise threat

The FBI has released a public service announcement regarding the ever-present threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC). This comes hot on the heels of an earlier release from the Las Vegas FBI department in April. Losses continue to mount, and we’re currently facing a scam racking up domestic and international losses of $43 billion. What is Busines
Publish At:2022-05-05 12:48 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bec Business Email Compromise CEO ceo fraud CFO CFO fr

Pixiv, DeviantArt artists hit by NFT job offers pushing malware

Image: Cyberpunk Ape ExecutivesUsers on Pixiv, DeviantArt, and other creator-oriented online platforms report receiving multiple messages from people claiming to be from the "Cyberpunk Ape Executives" NFT project, with the main goal to infect artists' devices with information-stealing malware."Cyberpunk Ape Executives" is a limited collection of non-fungible
Publish At:2022-05-04 14:55 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency

SEC ramps up fight on cryptocurrency fraud by doubling cyber unit

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that it will almost double the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit to ramp up the fight against cryptocurrency fraud to protect investors from "cyber-related threats."SEC says it will add an extra 20 positions to the cyber team (including supervisors, investigative staff attorneys, trial counsels, and
Publish At:2022-05-03 18:36 | Read:383 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency Government cyber

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