Blockchain & Digital Currencies

Latest updates on blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin and most digital currencies and it’s impact on the Cybersecurity Community.

Multipurpose Trojan MysteryBot Targets Android Devices

Multipurpose Trojan MysteryBot Targets Android Devices

Cybercriminals have a new Android malware program in their toolbox called MysteryBot that can serve multiple purposes: banking Trojan, keylogger and ransomware. The Trojan was identified by researchers from threat intelligence firm ...
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Cyber News Rundown: Apple Bans Crypto Mining Apps

Cyber News Rundown: Apple Bans Crypto Mining Apps

Reading Time: ~2 min.Apple Bans All Cryptocurrency Mining Apps from App Store Apple has made several policy changes over the last few days that will effectively ban all cryptocurrency mining features from ...
Has Tether Been Used to Manipulate Bitcoin’s Value Boost?

Has Tether Been Used to Manipulate Bitcoin’s Value Boost?

According to two researchers from University of Texas, there is a particular reason that blew the price of Bitcoin out of proportion last year. Professor John Griffin and graduate student Amin Shams ...
$1.1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Theft Since December 2017

$1.1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Theft Since December 2017

According to many experts in the cybersecurity field and to statistics as well, Bitcoin is no longer be the most preferable cryptocurrency used by cybercriminals in their operations. Bitcoin’s high profile and ...
What Tech Trends Will Change Cybersecurity? A Q&A with Security Ledger

RSA’s CTO: Bullish on Security, Bearish on Blockchain

RSA Chief Technology officer discusses the practical applications of blockchain. Find out more about the distributed ledger technology?s potential and limitations ...
Stealing Infrastructure Cryptomining Attacks

Study: More than 5 Percent of Monero Cryptocurrency was Mined by Malware

Unauthorized cryptocurrency mining has been one of the major malware trends this year, with attackers managing to mine more than 5 percent of Monero coins currently in circulation using abused devices. Researchers ...
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Bitcoin drops 10% after hack of South Korean exchange service

Bitcoin drops 10% after hack of South Korean exchange service

CoinRail, a small cryptocurrency exchange service based in South Korea, reported on Sunday that it fell victim to a cyberattack and publicly confirmed it on Twitter. As a result, bitcoin prices collapsed ...
South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinrail Confirms Hacking Attempt

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinrail Confirms Hacking Attempt

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said it’s cooperating with law enforcement after suffering a hacking attempt. In a statement posted to its website, Coinrail revealed it was working with police to investigate ...
Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining: The “Shooting Star” in the Cybercrime Domain

Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining: The “Shooting Star” in the Cybercrime Domain

It’s quite evident how these days, attacks assume new forms along with transformations in the types of services that are widely used by consumers in a given period of time. Needless to ...

A week in security (May 28 – June 3)

A roundup of the security news from May 28 – June 3, including Instagram scams, America Geeks, IoT flaws, and more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: America GeeksblackmailcryptominingInstagramiot flawsmobile fraudonline ...
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