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Cryptocurrency mining attacks and crypto-jacking on businesses on the rise again

A surge of cyberattacks on cryptocurrency businesses has been seen recently by the cybersecurity community. We all know that cryptocurrencies are fully decentralized. They have no authority that monitors crypto activities and transactions, which provides a free hand to threat actors to conduct attacks at their will. This fact, in addition to the soaring value...
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MrbMiner botnet traced back to Iranian software company

With the growing followers of cryptocurrency, adversaries use different tactics to perform illegal mining activities to profit via cryptojacking. With the performance requirements needed by a database, riding to it is a great advantage that the ingenious MrbMiners has exploited. By targeting many Microsoft SQL servers via brute-force attacks, MrbMiner placed their group in the...
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IOBit group forum hacked to spread ransomware to members

New player ransomware – DeroHe has recently added to their victim an established computer utility developer on their list. Their recent victim is the IOBit company that started in 2004, developing various applications that focus on computer optimization and virus/malware protection.  According to the report, the attack was orchestrated to the group forum of IOBit...
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Voyager Cryptocurrency Broker Attacked?

Today’s trading landscape is advanced in the digital world, from trading securities to digital trading currencies that have no backing of value than the real world currencies backed by fiat and banking systems. We can easily conclude that cryptocurrencies are backed by hype too, where we see a rise and fall of digital currencies in...
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Nation-State Hackers caught hiding cyber espionage activities behind Crypto Miners

Bismuth adversaries that are often allegedly linked to OceanLotus or APT32 again resurfaced after the cybersecurity experts connected them to recent unravelled intrusion happened to different organization in France and Vietnam. The group has been known since 2012, is used primarily for cyber espionage of a well-known country for intel gathering. With the usual approach,...
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Tor Network relays under SSL Stripping Attack

A still unidentified hacker or group of hackers has and is always adding new relay servers to the Tor network as part of a cyber-attack campaign within the Dark Web that uses SSL Stripping that targets the users of the Tor browser and Tor relays. This kind of technology being used is known as a...
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High Profile Twitter accounts hijacked to promote Cryptocurrency Scam

Multiple high-profile and verified Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday by Cybercriminals that used the official accounts to spread a Cryptocurrency scam. The post lures the followers of high-profile accounts to send payment to a BTC Address within 30 minutes and “as payback” they will have the money back double in value – a common...
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Inside Job – Coinsquare Data Theft Facilitated by Former Employee

Canada’s leading cryptocurrency platform hacked? Coinsquare is widely considered as Canada’s foremost platform for cryptocurrency exchange. The organization is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency company for most known digital currencies. As a regulated exchange body of Canada’s FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre), Coinsquare was able to obtain a reliable and exclusive business...
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Typosquatting technique malware on RubyGems

RubyGems have discovered a new threat between February 16 to 25 of this year. As one of the known repositories of open source code for developers. The company announced that they were able to extract 700 malicious or rude codes as part of their malware detection program. The code, once included on a software package,...
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Bird Miner – New cryptomining scheme aimed at Apple Mac users

Stemming from several reports from several security researchers, there’s a new cryptominer called The Bird Miner. It targets Apple Mac systems through an ‘Ableton Live 10’ torrent. The music production software costs several hundred US dollars, so many people are on the look for cracked versions that they can download without paying a dime. However,...
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