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Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

July 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
All it took was just 3 minutes and ' a simple trick ' for a hacker to steal more than $7 Million worth of Ethereum in a recent bl...
Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked! Over $1 Million Worth Bitcoin and Ether Stolen

Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked! Over $1 Million Worth Bitcoin and Ether Stolen

July 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
One of the world's largest Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrencies exchanges Bithumb has recently been hacked, resulting in loss of more t...
Warning! Hackers Started Using "SambaCry Flaw" to Hack Linux Systems

Warning! Hackers Started Using "SambaCry Flaw" to Hack Linux Systems

June 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember SambaCry ? Two weeks ago we reported about a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking softw...
Weeks Before WannaCry, Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet Was Using Windows SMB Exploit

Weeks Before WannaCry, Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet Was Using Windows SMB Exploit

May 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has just discovered a stealthy cryptocurrency-mining malware that was also using Windows SMB vulnerability at leas...
An Army of Thousands of Hacked Servers Found Mining Cryptocurrencies

An Army of Thousands of Hacked Servers Found Mining Cryptocurrencies

May 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A new botnet consisting of more than 15,000 compromised servers has been used to mine various cryptocurrencies, earning its master aroun...
A Typo in Zerocoin's Source Code helped Hackers Steal ZCoins worth $585,000

A Typo in Zerocoin's Source Code helped Hackers Steal ZCoins worth $585,000

February 18, 2017Mohit Kumar
Are you a programmer? If yes, then you would know the actual pain of... "forgetting a semicolon," the hide and seek champion ...
Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining tool turns Computers into Zcash Mining Machines

Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining tool turns Computers into Zcash Mining Machines

December 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Since its launch over a month ago, new virtual currency Zcash (ZEC) has become a significant way for cybercrooks to make money by infect...
DDoSCoin — New Crypto-Currency Pays Users for Participating in DDoS Attacks

DDoSCoin — New Crypto-Currency Pays Users for Participating in DDoS Attacks

August 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
It’s 2016, and now, you can earn some dollars by contributing into well-organized DDoS attack scheme. Do you know while mining Bitcoins...
Bitcoin Price Drops 20% After $72 Million in Bitcoin Stolen from Bitfinex Exchange

Bitcoin Price Drops 20% After $72 Million in Bitcoin Stolen from Bitfinex Exchange

August 03, 2016Mohit Kumar
Yet another blow to Bitcoin: One of the world's most popular exchanges of the cryptocurrency has suffered a major hack, leading to a ...
Corrupt Federal Agent charged in Silk Road theft accused of stealing another $700,000

Corrupt Federal Agent charged in Silk Road theft accused of stealing another $700,000

July 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A former United States undercover agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into the und...
Hackers claim ISIS Militants linked to Paris Attacks had a Bitcoin Wallet worth $3 Million

Hackers claim ISIS Militants linked to Paris Attacks had a Bitcoin Wallet worth $3 Million

November 16, 2015Wang Wei
The world watched in horror as coordinate attacks in Paris Friday night killed more than 130 people and  left over 352 injured. Over 20 att...
Silk Road Reloaded Switches from Tor to I2P Anonymous Network

Silk Road Reloaded Switches from Tor to I2P Anonymous Network

January 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Multiple successors of the original Silk Road have come and all have been taken offline in recent years, but aside from selling illegal...
Malicious Chrome Extension Hijacks CryptoCurrencies and Wallets

Malicious Chrome Extension Hijacks CryptoCurrencies and Wallets

April 24, 2014Wang Wei
Although the number of malicious browser extensions has significantly increased in the past years, but recently a new extension of the ...
Android Malware found on Google Play Store mines Cryptocurrencies

Android Malware found on Google Play Store mines Cryptocurrencies

March 28, 2014Anonymous
Cyber criminals are more business-minded than you might expect. As the business has moved to greater use of mobile and non-Windows compu...