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Official Monero Site Hacked to Distribute Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware

Official Monero Site Hacked to Distribute Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware
November 20, 2019Swati Khandelwal
What an irony — someone hacked the official website of the Monero cryptocurrency project and quietly replaced legitimate Linux and Windo...

First Cyber Attack 'Mass Exploiting' BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild

First Cyber Attack 'Mass Exploiting' BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild
November 03, 2019Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new cyberattack that is believed to be the very first but an amateur attempt to weaponize the infam...

Linux Botnet Adding BlueKeep-Flawed Windows RDP Servers to Its Target List

Linux Botnet Adding BlueKeep-Flawed Windows RDP Servers to Its Target List
July 25, 2019Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new variant of WatchBog , a Linux-based cryptocurrency mining malware botnet, which now also ...

First Hacker Convicted of 'SIM Swapping' Attack Gets 10 Years in Prison

First Hacker Convicted of 'SIM Swapping' Attack Gets 10 Years in Prison
February 04, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A 20-year-old college student who stole cryptocurrency worth more than $5 million by hijacking victims' phone numbers has pleaded gui...

Thousands of MikroTik Routers Hacked to Eavesdrop On Network Traffic

Thousands of MikroTik Routers Hacked to Eavesdrop On Network Traffic
September 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Last month we reported about a widespread crypto-mining malware campaign that hijacked over 200,000 MikroTik routers using a previously d...

CoinHive URL Shortener Abused to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency Using Hacked Sites

CoinHive URL Shortener Abused to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency Using Hacked Sites
July 04, 2018Wang Wei
Security researchers have been warning about a new malicious campaign that leverages an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies witho...

Hackers Stole Over $20 Million in Ethereum from Insecurely Configured Clients

Hackers Stole Over $20 Million in Ethereum from Insecurely Configured Clients
June 11, 2018Wang Wei
Security researchers have been warning about cybercriminals who have made over 20 million dollars in just past few months by hijacking in...

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Web Store

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Web Store
April 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
In an effort to prevent cryptojacking by extensions that maliciously mine digital currencies without users' awareness, Google has imp...

Mac Software Mines Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Free Access to Premium Account

Mac Software Mines Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Free Access to Premium Account
March 13, 2018Mohit Kumar
Nothing comes for free, especially online. Would you be okay with allowing a few paid services to mine cryptocurrencies using your syst...

Hackers Exploit 'Telegram Messenger' Zero-Day Flaw to Spread Malware

Hackers Exploit 'Telegram Messenger' Zero-Day Flaw to Spread Malware
February 13, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in the desktop version for end-to-end encrypted Telegram messaging app that was being exploi...

Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Nuclear Weapon Facility to Mine Bitcoins

Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Nuclear Weapon Facility to Mine Bitcoins
February 10, 2018Wang Wei
Two days ago when infosec bods claimed to have uncovered what's believed to be the first case of a SCADA network (a water utility) i...

Watch Out! New Cryptocurrency-Mining Android Malware is Spreading Rapidly

Watch Out! New Cryptocurrency-Mining Android Malware is Spreading Rapidly
February 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Due to the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices, threat actors are increasingly targeting every platform, including IoT, Android, and Wi...

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over Half-Million PCs Using NSA Exploit

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over Half-Million PCs Using NSA Exploit
February 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
2017 was the year of high profile data breaches and ransomware attacks, but from the beginning of this year, we are noticing a faster-paced ...
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