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Lightning Network discloses "concerning" crypto vulnerabilities

The team behind Lightning Network has released extensive details on the vulnerabilities that were discovered in the cryptocurrency protocol and its software implementations.Attackers could have exploited these vulnerabilities to cause DoS and to disrupt crypto transactions by intercepting "smart contracts" made between two parties.Lightni
Publish At:2020-10-21 09:06 | Read:30 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency

Pay it safe: Group-IB aids Paxful in repelling a series of web-bot attacks

Group-IB assisted Paxful, an international peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, in countering web-bot and social engineering attacks Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, has assisted Paxful, an international peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, in countering a wave of web-bot and social engine
Publish At:2020-10-20 09:23 | Read:56 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime cryptocurrency Cybercrime Hacking

US Treasury hits bitcoin mixer with $60 million penalty

Image: Aleksi RäisäThe US Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the first-ever penalty against a Helix and Coin Ninja cryptocurrency mixing services.FinCEN assessed a $60 million civil money penalty against Larry Dean Harmon, the founder and operator of the Helix and Coin Ninja cryptoc
Publish At:2020-10-19 18:06 | Read:90 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency

The G7 expresses its concern over ransomware attacks

G7 Finance ministers expressed concern on Tuesday over the rise in ransomware attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic, including some involving cryptocurrencies. Finance ministers from the G7 industrialized countries expressed concern on Tuesday over the rise in malicious cyberattacks, especially ransomware attacks, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Publish At:2020-10-14 07:50 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security covid19 critical infrastructure crypt

Top sites infiltrated with credit card skimmers and crypto miners

An investigation into the top 10,000 Alexa sites reveals that many of these popular were infected with cryptocurrency miners and credit card skimming scripts.Alexa is an online service that scores websites and ranks them based on their popularity, traffic earned, and various other factors.In a shocking revelation made by Palo Alto Networks, so
Publish At:2020-10-02 13:06 | Read:156 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency

Hackers pumped and dumped GAS cryptocurrency for $16.8 million, alleges US DOJ

US authorities have charged two Russian men with allegedly defrauding cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers out of at least $16.8 million.The men – Danil “Cronuswar” Potekhin, 25, and 35-year-old Dmitrii Karasavidi, of Voronezh and Moscow respectively – are said to be responsible for a phishing campaign that targeted customers
Publish At:2020-09-17 08:51 | Read:187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cryptocurr

Cryptocurrency exchange Eterbase hacked, $5.4 million worth of funds stolen

European cryptocurrency exchange platform Eterbase has announced that it has suffered a security breach which saw malicious hackers access its network and steal funds worth US $5.4 million.In a message posted on Telegram, the Slovakian cryptocurrency exchange listed the six hot wallets plundered by cybercriminals for their Ether, Tezos, Bitcoin, ALGO, Ripple
Publish At:2020-09-10 08:43 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection breach cry

Under Attack: How Threat Actors are Exploiting SOCKS Proxies

From the basic building blocks of the internet to cryptocurrency mining on a supercomputer, SOCKS sits at the core of computing. A SOCKS proxy can be used to improve network security in an enterprise, but can also be exploited by cybercriminals for nefarious reasons. Take a look at how SOCKS proxies have been manipulated recently by threat actors. What is
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:34 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Network Security Intelligence & Analytics C

Newly-discovered KryptoCibule malware has been stealing and mining cryptocurrency since 2018

Security researchers at Slovak security firm ESET have discovered a new family of malware that they say has been using a variety of techniques to steal cryptocurrency from unsuspecting users since at least December 2018.The malware, which has been named KryptoCibule, uses a variety of legitimate technology – including Tor and the Transmission torrent c
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:25 | Read:303 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cryptocurr

US DoJ wants the funds stored by North Korea in 280 BTC and ETH

US DoJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint to seize 280 Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) accounts containing funds allegedly stolen by North Korea-linked hackers The US DoJ has filed a civil forfeiture complaint with the intent to seize control over 280 Bitcoin and Ethereum accounts that are believed to be holding funds which are the proceeds of hacking ca
Publish At:2020-08-30 15:12 | Read:502 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Digital ID Hacking cryptocur

Lazarus APT targets cryptocurrency organizations with using LinkedIn lures

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group targets cryptocurrency organizations with fake job offers in an ongoing spear-phishing campaign. North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group (aka HIDDEN COBRA) has been observed while using LinkedIn lures in a spear-phishing campaign targeting the cryptocurrency organizations worldwide, including in the United States, the Uni
Publish At:2020-08-26 04:55 | Read:294 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber warfare Hacking Malware cryptocurrency Lazarus APT

Lazarus hackers target cryptocurrency orgs with fake job offers

North Korean hackers tracked as the Lazarus Group have been observed while using LinkedIn lures in an ongoing spear-phishing campaign targeting the cryptocurrency vertical in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands, Japan, and other countries.This is not the first time the Lazarus hackers (also tracked as HID
Publish At:2020-08-25 20:00 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency hack

Mac malware exposed: XCSSET, an advanced new threat

Over the past two weeks, Intego has been actively investigating XCSSET (aka MACOS.2070d41) — an intriguing new Mac malware specimen.This unique malware, which seems to primarily target app developers (but can infect any Mac user), has a wide range of abilities. Among them, it can exploit zero-day vulnerabilities, hijack browsers, steal passwords, take screen
Publish At:2020-08-25 08:14 | Read:681 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware cookies cryptocurrency malware Tencent

Dark web market Empire down for days from DDoS attack

The popular dark web site Empire Market has been down for at least 48 hours, with some users suspecting an exit scam and others blaming a prolonged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.Over the weekend, multiple reports emerged on Twitter and Reddit from users complaining about not being to load the Empire Market website.Empire Market features nu
Publish At:2020-08-24 10:57 | Read:601 | Comments:0 | Tags:CryptoCurrency Security DDOS

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:400 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking 2gether cryptocurrency hac

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