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Rogue cryptocurrency billboards go phishing for wallets

Billboards and digital real world advertising has raised many questions of privacy and anonymity in recent years. Until now, the primary concern has been (mostly) legal, yet potentially objectionable geolocation and user profiling. Bluetooth beacons work in tandem with geofenced billboards to send you offers. Stores follow your movements and tailor products
Publish At:2022-06-23 11:51 | Read:519 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams advert advertisement billboard bitcoin crypto cryptocu

FBI warns of education sector credentials on dark web forums

The FBI is warning academics to be on their guard, as an embattled education sector continues to experience attacks and breaches, with data spilling onto the so-called dark web. The government agency’s Private Industry Notification [PDF] cites US academic credentials up for grabs from a variety of sources. A stepping stone to compromise From the
Publish At:2022-05-31 16:57 | Read:838 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bitcoin breach credentials Dark Web education phish

US gov sanctions cryptocurrency mixer Blender also used by North Korea-linked Lazarus APT

The U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned cryptocurrency mixer Blender.io used by North Korea-linked Lazarus APT. The U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned the cryptocurrency mixer Blender.io used by the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT to launder the funds stolen from Axie Infinity’s Ronin bridge. This is the first time ever, Treasury is sanctionin
Publish At:2022-05-07 07:00 | Read:1342 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Hacking Security APT Bi

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:1613 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bitcoin cryptocurrency fake Instagram scam

Fake USA for UNHCR site wants your Ukraine donations in Bitcoin

Since Russia began invading Ukraine in late February, many organizations have set up donation pages to aid the most heavily affected: Families who were forced out of their homes due to bombings and children separated from grown-ups who decided to stay and take arms. We’ve also seen a considerable amount of scams preying on those who want to bring he
Publish At:2022-04-28 12:48 | Read:535 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering BBB Better Business Bureau bitcoin donati

Elon Musk-themed cryptocurrency scam uses fake Medium as the promotion site

So Elon Musk is buying Twitter, and you can be sure that scammers are making the most of this news. As Elon Musk spends most of the week in the headlines, so pop up Elon Musk-themed scams—and it looks like they may be ramping up. We witnessed a flurry of replies from the man himself in response to someone making a comment. “Oh. Wait a minute&
Publish At:2022-04-27 21:04 | Read:1527 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto Scams bitcoin BitCoin Scam btc DOGE Dogecoin elon mus

The fake Elon Musk Bitcoin giveaway marathon will NOT make you rich

Today we look at a fakeout which begins with Elon Musk, and ends with a trip to Mars (or, if you’re really lucky, the Sun). One of the most annoying “features” of Twitter is being added to lists without permission. It’s a theoretically useful way to keep track of certain topics. It’s often also used for trolling or spam. A friend of mine was
Publish At:2022-04-20 12:48 | Read:701 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bitcoin elon musk giveaway lists marathon tesla twitte

US seizes $3.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency stolen in 2016 Bitfinex hack

The law enforcement seized $3.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency linked to the 2016 Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange hack. Law enforcement Ilya Lichtenstein (34) and his wife, Heather Morgan (31), were arrested for alleged conspiracy to launder $4.5 Billion in stolen cryptocurrency stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex. Law enforcement also seize
Publish At:2022-02-08 18:46 | Read:1021 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Bitcoin Bitfinex Cyberc

LockBit ransomware gang claims to have stolen data from PayBito crypto exchange

LockBit ransomware gang claims to have stolen customers’ data from the PayBito crypto exchange. PayBito is a bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange for major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, Ethereum, HCX, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic. The exchange is operated by global blockchain and IT services company HashCash. LockBit ransomware o
Publish At:2022-02-05 18:12 | Read:2557 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Digital ID Hacking Mal

Infamous dark net carding site UniCC to close

UniCC, the largest site on the dark web that sells credit card and debit card information, will close up shop for good, taking its affiliate site, LuxSocks, with it, too. According to Elliptic, a company that offers risk solutions for cryptoassets, the unknown UniCC administrators have made an estimated $358M USD in cryptocurrency for selling stolen credit c
Publish At:2022-01-18 08:50 | Read:2842 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Alex Hudson Arbix Finance bitcoin carding dar

Bitcoin Miner [oom_reaper] targets QNAP NAS devices

Taiwanese vendor QNAP warns customers of ongoing attacks targeting their NAS devices with cryptocurrency miners. Taiwanese vendor QNAP warns customers of threat actors targeting their NAS devices with cryptocurrency miners. Upon compromising the devices, the miner will create a new process named [oom_reaper] that allows threat actors to mine Bitcoin Th
Publish At:2021-12-07 13:00 | Read:3074 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Malware Bitcoin Cyb

Cyberthreats to financial organizations in 2022

First of all, we are going to analyze the forecasts we made at the end of 2020 and see how accurate they were. Then we will go through the key events of 2021 relating to attacks on financial organizations. Finally, we will make some forecasts about financial attacks in 2022. Analysis of forecasts for 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause a massive w
Publish At:2021-11-23 06:05 | Read:3780 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kaspersky Security Bulletin ATM Bitcoin Brazil Cryptocurrenc

DarkSide ransomware operators move 6.8M worth of Bitcoin after REvil shutdown

Darkside and BlackMatter ransomware operators have moved a large amount of their Bitcoin reserves after the recent shutdown of REvil’s infrastructure. The gangs behind the Darkside and BlackMatter ransomware operations have moved 107 BTC ($6.8 million) after the news of the recent shutdown of REvil’s infrastructure by law enforcement agencies
Publish At:2021-10-22 11:45 | Read:3099 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Bitcoin Cybersecurity cybe

Police take a piece out of a ransomware gang, but won’t say which one

One of the world’s ransomware groups appears to be a couple of members short today—and about two million dollars less rich—but nobody is sure which one. Police are staying tight-lipped about who’s short-handed following the arrest of two individuals in Kyiv, Ukraine. The arrests are part of a joint operation by the FBI, the French National Gendar
Publish At:2021-10-04 18:06 | Read:1360 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware bitcoin clop ransomware cryptocurrency europol fb

If a QR code leads you to a Bitcoin ATM at a gas station, it’s a scam

Rogue QR code antics have been back in the news recently. They’re not exactly a mainstay of fakery, but they do tend to enjoy small waves of popularity as events shaped by the real world remind everyone they still exist. The most notable example where this is concerned is of course the pandemic. With the spread of Covid-19, people and organisations natura
Publish At:2021-08-11 15:53 | Read:2059 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Scams bank bitcoin bitcoins fake phish QR

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