Blockchain & Digital Currencies

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

Graboid Cryptojacking Worm Has Struck Over 2K Unsecured Docker Hosts

Graboid Cryptojacking Worm Has Struck Over 2K Unsecured Docker Hosts

Researchers discovered a new cryptojacking worm called “Graboid” that has spread to more than 2,000 unsecured Docker hosts. In its research, Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 team noted that it’s the first ...

Cryptominers & Backdoors Found in Fake Plugins

When cleaning websites, we regularly find phishing pages, malicious code injected into files, and SEO spam. However, over the past couple of months we’ve also noticed a considerable increase in the number ...
Alleged “Psycho” hacker in court over EtherDelta cryptocurrency robbery

Alleged “Psycho” hacker in court over EtherDelta cryptocurrency robbery

An alleged hacker has appeared in a US federal court to answer charges related to the theft of at least $1.4 million in cryptocurrency in December 2017. Anthony Tyler Nashatka, a resident ...
New Sextortion Scam Uses Alternative Cryptocurrencies to Evade Detection

New Sextortion Scam Uses Alternative Cryptocurrencies to Evade Detection

A new sextortion scam variant is using a wallet for a cryptocurrency other than bitcoin in an attempt to evade detection. On October 8, Cofense revealed it had detected a modified sextortion ...
WPA2 Packet Frame Format

WPA2 Packet Frame Format

| | Crypto, Tech Teaching, Wi-Fi, WPA2
Wireless Protected Access, Version 2 (WPA2) is the version of Wi-Fi security used in most cases today. This diagram illustrates the general layout of the security data used by WPA2. There’s a ...
Menlo's Cloud Security Platform protects users from cryptomining attack

Menlo’s Cloud Security Platform protects users from cryptomining attack

The Internet keeps getting weirder, and users are getting harder to protect. Yet Menlo Security continues to keep users safe ...
CookieMiner malware targets Macs, steals passwords and SMS messages, mines for cryptocurrency

CookieMiner malware targets Macs, steals passwords and SMS messages, mines for cryptocurrency

Mac users can't ignore the need to protect their computers from malware with up-to-date anti-virus software and other security tools. The post CookieMiner malware targets Macs, steals passwords and SMS messages, mines ...
Enigma 2019

USENIX Enigma 2019, Nicholas Weaver’s ‘Cryptocurrency: Burn It With Fire’

Thanks to USENIX for publishing the USENIX Enigma 2019 outstanding conference videos on their YouTube Channel ...
Case Files: Pusher in Coinbase cookie

Case Files: Pusher in Coinbase cookie

| | Bitcoin
In my previous post, we witnessed how a bidding process can be abused in an online auction marketplace.All of us are guilty of using SaaS services in this cloud era. Our systems ...
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Bitcoin Phishing: The n1ghtm4r3 Emails

The story of how a scumbag named n1ghtm4r3 polluted our inbox with Bitcoin Phishing emails. Let’s have a little fun today and talk about some Bitcoin phishing emails that have... The post ...
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