Signal Adds Cryptocurrency Support

Schneier on Security

According to Wired , Signal is adding support for the cryptocurrency MobileCoin, “a form of digital cash designed to work efficiently on mobile devices while protecting users’ privacy and even their anonymity.” Uncategorized cryptocurrency encryption privacy Signal

Cryptocurrency Pump and Dump Scams

Schneier on Security

Really interesting research: " An examination of the cryptocurrency pump and dump ecosystem ": Abstract : The surge of interest in cryptocurrencies has been accompanied by a proliferation of fraud. academicpapers cryptocurrency fraud scams

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Decrypting Cryptocurrencies

IT Security Guru

Cryptocurrencies are a topic that touches many areas; not only finance and investing but technology and even political arenas. It is perhaps this decentralised nature which has contributed to the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency value. Are Cryptocurrencies a Bubble or a ‘Safe-haven’?

New Malware Hijacks Cryptocurrency Mining

Schneier on Security

botnets cryptocurrency hacking malware scamsThis is a clever attack. After gaining control of the coin-mining software, the malware replaces the wallet address the computer owner uses to collect newly minted currency with an address controlled by the attacker. From then on, the attacker receives all coins generated, and owners are none the wiser unless they take time to manually inspect their software configuration.

FBI Warns of Cryptocurrency Attacks

Heimadal Security

The post FBI Warns of Cryptocurrency Attacks appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. Cybersecurity News Bitcoin Crypto Cryptocurrency Attacks cryptocurrency scams FBI SIM swap attack SIM swappingThis situation is believed to be able to lead to significant financial losses.

3 Ways to Keep Your Cryptocurrency Safe

Security Boulevard

Are you investing in cryptocurrency or thinking about it? The post 3 Ways to Keep Your Cryptocurrency Safe appeared first on The Shared Security Show. The post 3 Ways to Keep Your Cryptocurrency Safe appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Criminals are mailing altered Ledger devices to steal cryptocurrency

Bleeping Computer

Scammers are sending fake replacement devices to Ledger customers exposed in a recent data breach that are used to steal cryptocurrency wallets. [.]. CryptoCurrency Security

FBI warns cryptocurrency owners, exchanges of ongoing attacks

Bleeping Computer

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns cryptocurrency owners, exchanges, and third-party payment platforms of threat actors actively targeting virtual assets in attacks that can lead to significant financial losses. [.]. Security CryptoCurrency

Nicholas Weaver on Cryptocurrencies

Schneier on Security

Here's the opening: Cryptocurrencies, although a seemingly interesting idea, are simply not fit for purpose. Risks involving cryptocurrencies occur in four major areas: technical risks to participants, economic risks to participants, systemic risks to the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and societal risks. I haven't written much about cryptocurrencies, but I share Weaver's skepticism. bitcoin cryptocurrency riskassessment risks

Cryptocurrency Payment: Pros And Cons

SecureBlitz

This post will show you the pros and cons of cryptocurrency payment. Cryptocurrency, or virtual currency exchange methods, has seen rapid evolution in the last few years. The post Cryptocurrency Payment: Pros And Cons appeared first on SecureBlitz Cybersecurity.

GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

Krebs on Security

Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. 13, with an attack on cryptocurrency trading platform liquid.com.

Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

We Live Security

Should we expect cybercriminals to ditch the pseudonymous cryptocurrency for other forms of payment that may be better at throwing law enforcement off the scent? The post Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

Norton 360 antivirus now lets you mine Ethereum cryptocurrency

Bleeping Computer

NortonLifelock has added the ability to mine Ethereum cryptocurrency directly within its Norton 360 antivirus program as a way to "protect" users from malicious mining software. [.]. CryptoCurrency Security Software

Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

Krebs on Security

authorities today announced criminal charges and financial sanctions against two Russian men accused of stealing nearly $17 million worth of virtual currencies in a series of phishing attacks throughout 2017 and 2018 that spoofed websites for some of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Chrome Extension Stealing Cryptocurrency Keys and Passwords

Schneier on Security

Second, the extension also actively injects malicious JavaScript code when users navigate to five well-known and popular cryptocurrency management platforms. blockchain chrome cryptocurrency fraud keys passwords theft

Could curtailing cryptocurrency calm cyber crime wave?

SC Magazine

A technician inspects the backside of a cryptocurrency mining farm in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec. Cryptocurrency is famously anonymous, but evading capture is not the only reason cryptocurrency is the go-to payment solution for ransomware.

Russian cybercrime forums launch contests for cryptocurrency hacks

Security Affairs

Cybercriminals in Russian underground forums have been invited to take part in competitions for hacking cryptocurrency and NFT. Several Russian underground forums have launched competitions for hacking cryptocurrency schema and Non-fungible token (NFT).

British man arrested in connection with Twitter mega-hack that posted cryptocurrency scam from celebrity accounts

The State of Security

Guest blog Hacked celebrities Law & order Twitter cryptocurrency ScamPolice in Spain have arrested a British man in connection with what many consider the worst hack in Twitter's history. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Mac Cryptocurrency Traders Targeted by Trojanized Apps

Threatpost

Four trojanized cryptocurrency trading apps have been found spreading malware that drains cryptocurrency wallets and collects Mac users' browsing data.

Cryptocurrency: Cybercrime’s New Favorite Tool

Security Weekly

While 2021 will, unfortunately, play host to a wide variety of threats, it’s unlikely any factor will feature more prominently than cryptocurrency. Two types of attacks leverage cryptocurrency directly: extortion and cryptojacking.

NVIDIA cripples cryptocurrency mining on RTX 3080 and 3070 cards

Bleeping Computer

NVIDIA announced today that it's halving the hash rate for Etehereum cryptocurrency mining on the new GeForce RTX 3080, 3070, and 3060 Ti graphics cards to make them less desirable for miners. [.]. CryptoCurrency Hardware

FBI warns hackers are targeting cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges

Graham Cluley

The FBI has sounded an alert amongst owners of cryptocurrency, digital currency exchanges, and cryptocurrency payment platforms that their virtual riches are being actively targeted by malicious hackers. Guest blog Law & order Mobile Security threats cryptocurrency FBI sim swap

Heimdal™ Security Discovers New Cryptocurrency Scam Campaign

Heimadal Security

The past year has been a significant one for cryptocurrencies and blockchain. In the face of such extremity and economic meltdowns, cryptocurrencies have proven to be remarkably resilient. Cybersecurity News cryptocurrency cryptocurrency scams

Hetzner cloud server provider bans cryptocurrency mining

Bleeping Computer

CryptoCurrency Hardware TechnologyPopular German cloud hosting and dedicated server provider Hetzner has banned cryptomining on its servers after users have been using their large storage devices to mine Chia. [.].

Shashi Prakash Chats about Cryptocurrency and NFT Fraud

Security Boulevard

The post Shashi Prakash Chats about Cryptocurrency and NFT Fraud appeared first on TechSpective. The post Shashi Prakash Chats about Cryptocurrency and NFT Fraud appeared first on Security Boulevard. TechSpective Podcast Episode 055 One of the hot trends right now is the NFT.

Criminals are mailing hacked Ledger devices to steal cryptocurrency

Bleeping Computer

Scammers are sending fake replacement devices to Ledger customers exposed in a recent data breach that are used to steal cryptocurrency wallets. [.]. CryptoCurrency Security

How The FBI Seized Bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline Hackers – Does Law Enforcement Have More Control Over Cryptocurrencies Than People Believe?

Joseph Steinberg

The post How The FBI Seized Bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline Hackers – Does Law Enforcement Have More Control Over Cryptocurrencies Than People Believe? CryptoCurrency / BlockChain / ICO CyberSecurity News Scams and Crime bitcoin BTC colonial pipeline Darkside FBI ransomware

Ghost Blogging Platform Hacked To Mine Cryptocurrency

Adam Levin

Hackers successfully breached the servers of a popular blogging platform and used them to mine cryptocurrency. As of May 4, Ghost announced that it had successfully purged the cryptocurrency mining malware from its systems.

Top 5 ways to protect against cryptocurrency scams

Tech Republic Security

As the use of cryptocurrency increases, so does the risk of being a target for scammers. Tom Merritt offers five tips for defending against cryptocurrency scams

Botnet backdoors Microsoft Exchange servers, mines cryptocurrency

Bleeping Computer

Unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers are being targeted by the Prometei botnet and added to its operators' army of Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency mining bots. [.]. Security CryptoCurrency

Malicious PyPI Packages Used to Mine Cryptocurrency

Heimadal Security

The post Malicious PyPI Packages Used to Mine Cryptocurrency appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. Cybersecurity News cryptocurrency cryptocurrency mining campaign github phyton PyPI RepositoryMultiple malicious PyPI packages were caught in the repository for Python projects.

Russian Cryptocurrency Designed to Evade Western Sanctions

Schneier on Security

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has commissioned work on a state-run cryptocurrency that can circumvent other cryptocurrency sanctions around the world. The cryptocurrency is being called Cryptorouble. Back in October, the Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Communications first mentioned the possibility of the state-run cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency Exclusive BlockChain cryptocurrency Putin Russia

Cryptocurrency hacks wanted – $100,000 prize fund offered in contest run by cybercrime forum

Graham Cluley

Cybercriminals are running an online competition offering big prizes to anyone who believes they have found an unusual way to help crooks steal cryptocurrency. Guest blog Security threats Vulnerability cryptocurrency vulnerability

US sanctions cryptocurrency addresses linked to Russian cyberactivities

Bleeping Computer

The US government sanctioned this week twenty-eight cryptocurrency addresses allegedly associated with entities or individuals linked to Russian cyberattacks or election interference. [.]. Security CryptoCurrency

Breaking the Anonymity in the Cryptocurrency Monero

Schneier on Security

Researchers have exploited a flaw in the cryptocurrency Monero to break the anonymity of transactions. academicpapers anonymity blockchain cryptocurrency tracingResearch paper. BoingBoing post.

Could curtailing cryptocurrency calm cyber crimewave?

SC Magazine

A technician inspects the backside of a cryptocurrency mining farm in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec. Cryptocurrency is famously anonymous, but evading capture is not the only reason cryptocurrency is the go-to payment solution for ransomware.

US indicts John McAfee for cryptocurrency fraud, money laundering

Bleeping Computer

US federal prosecutors have charged John McAfee, founder of cybersecurity firm McAfee, and his executive advisor Jimmy Gale Watson Jr for cryptocurrency fraud and money laundering. [.]. Security CryptoCurrency

Hundreds of thousands of cryptocurrency investors put at risk after BuyUCoin security breach

Hot for Security

Another day, and another report that a cryptocurrency exchange has been breached by malicious hackers. Data loss Guest blog Privacy cryptocurrency data breach

Hijacking Computers for Cryptocurrency Mining

Schneier on Security

Interesting paper " A first look at browser-based cryptojacking ": Abstract : In this paper, we examine the recent trend towards in-browser mining of cryptocurrencies; in particular, the mining of Monero through Coinhive and similar code-bases. In this model, a user visiting a website will download a JavaScript code that executes client-side in her browser, mines a cryptocurrency, typically without her consent or knowledge, and pays out the seigniorage to the website.

DDoS attack takes down EXMO cryptocurrency exchange servers

Bleeping Computer

The servers of British cryptocurrency exchange EXMO were taken offline temporarily after being targeted in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. [.]. Security CryptoCurrency

Thousands of PS4s seized in Ukraine in illegal cryptocurrency mining sting

Zero Day

The cryptocurrency farm was hidden in an old warehouse

Hotbit cryptocurrency exchange down after hackers targeted wallets

Bleeping Computer

Cryptocurrency trading platform Hotbit has shut down all services for at least a week after a cyberattack that down several of its services on Thursday evening. [.]. Security CryptoCurrency

Cryptocurrency Money Laundering Relies on Surprisingly Few Addresses, Report Finds

Hot for Security

Cryptocurrency money-laundering services seem to be booming, with funds surging in from criminal activities, but it turns out that a small number of deposit addresses received 75% of all cryptocurrency, by value, sent from illicit addresses in 2020, according to a new report.