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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

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:1041 | Comments:0 | Tags:McAfee Labs cryptocurrency crypto exploit

Airdrop phishing: what is it, and how is my cryptocurrency at risk?

Airdrop phishing is a really popular tactic at the moment. It emerged alongside the explosion of Web3/NFT/cryptocurrency popularity, and ensures scammers get a slice of the money pie. You may well have heard the term in passing, and wondered what an Airdrop is. Is your iPhone about to be Airdrop phished? It doesn’t really help that the term tied up into l
Publish At:2022-05-03 12:48 | Read:1533 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto AirDrop airdrops Binance Dapp defi Ethereum metamask

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

North Korean Lazarus APT group targets blockchain tech companies

A new advisory issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the US Treasury Department (Treasury), highlights the cyberthreats associated with cryptocurrency thefts and tactics used by a North Korean state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) group since at least 2020. The Laza
Publish At:2022-04-19 12:48 | Read:1887 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto Social engineering AppleJeus APT APT38 blockchain Laz

Don’t enter your recovery phrase! Phishers target Ledger crypto-wallet users

p>Ledger is one of the biggest hardware cryptocurrency wallets around and scammers have noticed. Phishing mails are in circulation, hoping to snag Ledger users with a sneaky request for passphrases. What is a Ledger recovery phrase? A recovery phrase is an incredibly important combination of words that act as the literal keys to your digital crypto kin
Publish At:2022-04-08 08:52 | Read:2162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy crypto cryptocurrency ledger phish phishing recovery

$320 milllion stolen from Wormhole crypto-trading platform

By using an exploit in the software of crypto-trading platform Wormhole, threat actors have stolen an estimated $322 million in cryptocurrencies. The platform is offering a $10 million award for the  stolen money and details about the attack. How they pulled it off Wormhole Portal is a web-based application that allows users to convert one form of cryp
Publish At:2022-02-03 12:46 | Read:703 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto Reports blockchain bridge crypto-trading Ethereum sol

Discord scammers go CryptoBatz phishing

It’s not been a great couple of weeks for people looking to get in on NFTs. Missing apes, rug-pulls, it’s all go in non-fungible token land. The latest mishap has come to light, in the shape of bad planning and the slowly shifting impermanence of link ownership. Rockstar Ozzy Osbourne announced “CryptoBatz” just a week or so ago. Whoever put the marketing
Publish At:2022-01-25 12:46 | Read:2161 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto CryptoBatz NFT Ozzy Osbourne

Customer support scammers take aim at NFT enthusiasts

Adidas has been making waves in the NFT space with a collection of footwear/bored ape crossover sales. WEN? EARLY ACCESS MINTING STARTS NOW
Publish At:2022-01-04 16:41 | Read:1074 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams adidas blockchain crypto cryptocurrency etherium fee g

FBI traces and grabs back $150 million theft that was turned into bitcoins

On December 1, 2021, the Tokyo police arrested an employee of Sony Life Insurance on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining 17 billion yen through an illegal money transfer from an overseas unit. On the same day 3,879 bitcoins, worth about $150 million, were seized by law enforcement, and on the December 20 the US government took action in federal court to r
Publish At:2021-12-23 08:49 | Read:2852 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto fbi rei ishii sony FBI

Cold wallet, hot wallet, or empty wallet? What is the safest way to store cryptocurrency?

In August of 2021, a thief stole about $600 million in cryptocurrencies from The Poly Network. They ended up giving it back, but not because they were forced to. Slightly more than one week later, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid was hacked and lost $97 million worth of digital coins. These examples of recent news about hacked cryptocurrency exchan
Publish At:2021-08-26 14:21 | Read:1357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto Cold wallet cryptocurrency hot wallet wallet

Crypto-scams you should be steering clear of in 2021

A fair few cryptocurrency scams have been doing the rounds across 2021. Most of them are similar if not identical to tactics used in previous years with an occasional twist. Here’s some of the most visible ones you should be steering clear of. Recovery code theft Many Bitcoin wallets make use of something called recovery codes. These are, as the name s
Publish At:2021-08-13 11:09 | Read:3473 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering crypto cryptocoins cryptomining cryptosca

Is crypto’s criminal rollercoaster approaching a terminal dip?

It’s a turbulent time in the cryptomining realm, especially for malware authors. Some big attacks and a lot of publicity has resulted in prolific groups promising to disband, even if potentially only temporarily. Running a tight(er) ship The mining banhammer continues to swing as China keeps putting pressure on miners to do it elsewhere. The US is tipp
Publish At:2021-07-14 10:27 | Read:2269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware bitcoin CPU crypto cryptomining farms GPU ransomw

Binance receives the ban hammer from UK’s FCA

Binance, the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange network, has had a rough few days. First, Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), issued its second warning to Binance on Friday, 25 June, for operating in the country without permission (The first warning was issued in 2018). That same day, Bina
Publish At:2021-06-28 18:18 | Read:1312 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto Binance Binance Markets Limited Changpeng Zhao Coinba

#TripwireBookClub – The Crypto Dictionary

Welcome back to #TripwireBookClub. If you recall, the last book we reviewed was The Ghidra Book: The Definitive Guide, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed because I’m a huge fan of everything Chris Eagle writes. This time, we’re looking at THIS LINK DOES NOT WORK Crypto Dictionary: 500 Tasty Tidbits for the Curious Cryptographer. THIS LINK DOES NOT WORK. I am b
Publish At:2021-06-03 04:14 | Read:1788 | Comments:0 | Tags:VERT Crypto Review


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