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Hackers stole €1.2m worth of cryptocurrency from 2gether

2gether has disclosed a security breach, hackers have stolen roughly €1.2 million worth of cryptocurrency from cryptocurrency investment accounts.  Hackers stole roughly €1.183 million worth of cryptocurrency from investment accounts of 2gether, 26.79% of overall funds stored by the accounts. The attack took place on July 31 at 6.00 pm CEST, when hack
Publish At:2020-08-03 20:21 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking 2gether cryptocurrency hac

CryptoCore hacker group stole over $200M from cryptocurrency exchanges

The CryptoCore hacker group that is believed to be operating out of Eastern Europe has stolen around $200 million from online cryptocurrency exchanges. Experts from ClearSky states that a hacker group tracked as CryptoCore, which is believed to be operating out of Eastern Europe, has stolen around $200 million from cryptocurrency exchanges. The Crypto
Publish At:2020-06-24 15:10 | Read:161 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Hacking CryptoCore cryp

Crypto founder admits $25 million ICO backed by celebrities was a scam

byLisa VaasThe Miami-based cryptocurrency firm Centra Tech was built on fairy dust and paid celebrity hoo-ha, but co-founder Robert Joseph Farkas is going to be doing real time in a real prison for the $25 million initial coin offering (ICO) rip-off.An ICO is an unregulated fundraising technique with a dodgy reputation that’s used by blockchain compani
Publish At:2020-06-18 09:16 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Law & order Centra crypto founder digital cur

Microsoft Azure users leave front door open for cryptomining crooks

byDanny BradburyRemember when as a server operator all you had to worry about were people scanning for open ports and then stealing secrets via telnet shells? Those were the days, eh?Things got a lot more complicated when the cloud got popular. Now, hackers are gaining access to cloud-based systems via the web, and they’re using them to mine for cryptocurren
Publish At:2020-06-15 11:46 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Microsoft cryptomining Istio Kubeflow Kuberne

Hackers hijacked Coincheck ‘s domain registrar account and targeted some users

Hackers hijacked one of the domains of the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck and used it for spear-phishing attacks. The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck announced that threat actors have accessed their account at the Oname.com domain registrar and hijacked one of its domain names. Then the attackers used the hijacked domain to launch s
Publish At:2020-06-04 07:05 | Read:424 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Hacking Coincheck crypt

BlockFi Hacked Following SIM Swap Attack, But Says No Funds Lost

For just under 90 minutes last Thursday, hackers were able to compromise the systems of cryptocurrency lending platform BlockFi, and gain unauthorised access to users’ names, email addresses, dates of birth, address and activity history.In an incident report published on its website, BlockFi was keen to stress that the hacker’s activity had been
Publish At:2020-05-24 09:49 | Read:222 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cryptocurr

US offers up to $5m reward for information on North Korean hackers

byLisa VaasKnow anything about North Korean hackers and their activities in cyberspace, past or ongoing?The US on Wednesday said that it’s got up to $5 million in Rewards for Justice money if you cough up useful details, which you can do here.The FBI and the Departments of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security (DHS) put out an advisory about the persi
Publish At:2020-04-17 07:07 | Read:550 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Government security Law & order Security thre

49 malicious Chrome extensions caught pickpocketing crypto wallets

byLisa VaasGoogle has kicked 49 malicious Chrome browser extensions out of its Web Store that were posing as cryptocurrency wallets in order to drain the contents of bona fide wallets. The extensions were discovered by researchers from MyCrypto – an open-source interface for the blockchain that helps store, send and receive cryptocurrency – and
Publish At:2020-04-16 07:57 | Read:679 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Data loss Google Google Chrome Malvertising M

Cryptojacking is almost conquered – crushed along with coinhive.com

byDanny BradburyCryptojacking may not be entirely dead following the shutdown of a notorious cryptomining service, but it isn’t very healthy, according to a paper released this week.Cryptomining websites embed JavaScript code that forces the user’s browser to begin mining for cryptocurrency. The digital asset of choice is normally Monero, which i
Publish At:2020-03-19 08:57 | Read:586 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Security threats Web Browsers CoinHive crypto

From Nigerian Princes to Bitcoin Trading: Online Scams Have Come a Long Way

It would be a challenge to find someone who has not heard of the now-infamous “Nigerian Prince scams,” also known as “419 scams” and “advance-fee scams.” The concept itself dates back to the French Revolution, but it has come a long way due to human gullibility. More recently, it has taken to the internet to deceive scores
Publish At:2020-03-09 07:28 | Read:585 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Fraud Malicious Doma

Chrome extension cons cryptocurrency users out of hardware wallet key

byDanny BradburyCryptocurrency security company Ledger has warned users about a rogue Chrome extension that dupes its victims into giving up the keys to their crypto wallets.Cryptocurrency owners need a wallet just like users of regular cash do. Instead of cash, however, crypto wallets hold digital keys – which grant users access to the blockchain addr
Publish At:2020-03-06 08:12 | Read:635 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Security threats Blockchain chrome Chrome ext

Police bust alleged operator of Bitcoin mixing service Helix

byLisa VaasThe guy who allegedly wanted to be the Dark Net’s “go-to” money launderer by acting as a “Bitcoin mixer” – soliciting cryptocurrency from crooks, slicing and dicing the coins, and then remixing them in an ultimately futile attempt to obscure their source – has been busted.The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday t
Publish At:2020-02-17 07:49 | Read:724 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Law & order AlphaBay bitcoin Bitcoin mixer Bi

Cryptocurrency 101 – Part 1: Blockchain and basic concepts

This is the first in a series of articles exploring Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and their fundamental technologies, and how you might find these technologies useful and use them safely.You’ve likely heard about Bitcoin, which is a type of cryptocurrency or digital currency, and perhaps you’ve wondered what all the fuss is about. What exactly are Bi
Publish At:2020-02-15 14:02 | Read:498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Random cryptocurrency

Fintech security: the challenges and fails of a new era

“I have no idea how this app from my bank works, and I don’t trust what I don’t understand.” Josh is not an old curmudgeon or luddite. He’s 42 with a decent understanding of technology. Nevertheless, the changes in fintech have come too fast for him. It’s not that he doesn’t trust his bank. He doesn’t trust him
Publish At:2020-02-05 16:55 | Read:582 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vital infrastructure cryptocurrency finacials fintech gdpr g

(Almost) Hollow and Innocent: Monero Miner Remains Undetected via Process Hollowing

By Arianne Dela Cruz, Jay Nebre and Augusto Remillano II As the value of cryptocurrencies increased (after a short dip in 2018), we observed increased activity from cryptocurrency mining malware this year, particularly infections and routines involving Monero miners. Over a span of a few months, we came across an infection routine that exploited vulnerabilit
Publish At:2019-12-12 14:35 | Read:1325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Malware cryptocurrency cryptominer Monero process

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