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Pirate Bay-Targeting Malware Hijacks Websites to Steal Cryptocurrency

Downloading movies from The Pirate Bay could potentially expose users to cryptocurrency theft and phishing on an unprecedented scale. Security researcher 0xffff0800 was the first to raise the alarm on January 11 when he detailed his experience of downloading 'The Girl In The Spider's Web' from TPB only to be confronted with a .LNK shortcut containing CozyBear malware as well as a series of...

Bitcoin Wallet Malware Scam Targets Electrum Users And Garners Over 200BTC

An attack on the Electrum bitcoin wallet has so far netted hackers over 200 bitcoin worth around $750,000. The attack began on December 21, 2018. Though it has victimized some unsuspecting users, it can be avoided. Electrum is a Bitcoin wallet which doesn't require the user to download the full blockchain. Instead, servers remotely provide users with the blockchain and they access it through...

North Korea to Host Another Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference

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In a bid to showcase some of its technological advancement and show its support for the blockchain technology, North Korea has announced plans to hold a blockchain and cryptocurrency conference. This comes on the heels of a similar conference held in August. The country announced that plans are already in the works for them to host some of the foremost experts in cryptocurrency operations and...

Vigilante Botnet Infects Computers to Remove Cryptocurrency Malware

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Botnets have become increasingly powerful over the last few years, to the point where the US Department of Homeland Security admitted that they couldn't face the problem alone and needed help from the white hat community. Botnets consist of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of internet-connected devices which are then used to carry out to send spam messages en masse or to launch distributed...

Bitcoin Thieves are Monitoring 2.3 Million Addresses Using a Clipboard Malware: Report

Bleeping Computer, a technical support site, has warned cryptocurrency users to double check addresses to which they send cryptocoins before effecting transactions as a way of safeguarding against a growing type of malware that is re-directing transactions. This comes after the site said over the weekend that malware runners are monitoring more than 2 million crypto addresses with a view to...

Cryptojacking Campaign Uses Five-Year-Old Vulnerability to Rake in Monero

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A nearly five-year-old vulnerability is reportedly being used to infect Linux servers with a crypto mining malware that’s allowing hackers to use them to mine privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR), according to US-based cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. Per the firm’s report, hackers are taking advantage of a vulnerability found in the Network Weathermap plugin for Cacti. The vulnerability...

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware on Pace to Infect 2 Million Computers in 2017

Cryptocurrency mining malware is on pace to infect more than 2 million computers in 2017, according to a new analysis of telemetry data from Kaspersky Labs. The report, which was published by technical support site Bleeping Computer, says that more than 1.65 million computers became infected with cryptocurrency mining malware during the first nine months of the year. According to data from...

Malware Snatches 13BTC ($36,000) From Bitcoin User

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It can never be said too often, but the prevalence of malware on the Internet, especially malware targeting Bitcoin and other financial software, makes it extra important today: you can never be too careful when sending Bitcoin transactions. A Reddit user today lost 13BTC, or around $36,000, when he pasted an address from his clipboard that was not the appropriate address. I copy pasted BTC...

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