Grand Theft Crypto: The State of Cryptocurrency-Stealing Malware and Other Nasty Techniques

In 2019, centralized exchanges and individual hodlers are losing record-breaking sums of digital money to hackers and scammers. Much of digital assets’ appeal stems from the fact that many of them are not affiliated with or controlled by governments, central banks or transnational corporations (at least, not yet). The price paid for the independence from […]

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Report: Android Phishing Malware Impersonates Turkish Cryptocurrency Exchange

New Android malware sidesteps Google’s SMS permissions restrictions to get hold of two-factor authentication codes received via SMS. The cybersecurity company behind major antivirus software NOD32, ESET, reported on June 17 that new Android malware sidesteps Google’s SMS permissions restrictions to get hold of two-factor authentication (2FA) codes received via SMS. Per the report, some […]

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Hodler’s Digest, June 10–16: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Bitcoin is reportedly producing as much carbon emissions as Kansas City, while Facebook gets some new backers for its crypto project. Top Stories This Week CCN casts doubt on shutdown plans as Google appears to correct visibility Cryptocurrency news outlet CCN (formerly CryptoCoinsNews) is apparently not going through with its total shutdown, as reported earlier […]

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Trend Micro: Cybercriminals Use Obfuscation Trick to Install Crypto Mining Malware

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has confirmed that attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic server to install XMR mining malware. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has confirmed that attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic server to install monero (XMR) mining malware, while using certificate files as an obfuscation trick. […]

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Trend Micro Detects Major Uptick in New Strain of XMR Malware Targeting China-Based Systems

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a major uptick in monero cryptojacking malware targeting China-based systems this spring. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a major uptick in monero (XMR) cryptojacking malware targeting China-based systems this spring. The news was revealed in an official Trend Micro announcement on June 5. As previously reported, cryptojacking is […]

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