Blockchain & Digital Currencies

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

A week in security (February 12 – February 18)

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A roundup of notable news stories from February 12–18, including Android cryptomining, phishing on a massive scale, Apple scams, and bug bounties. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: Androidcryptomininghealthcareinfosecsecurityvalentine's dayweekly roundup ...
Two true — and telling — tales about cryptomining from this week

Two true — and telling — tales about cryptomining from this week

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At Avast, it’s our business to stay on top of security risks that affect computer users around the world. As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity — as well as the inevitable cryptomining that ...

Cryptocurrency/Crypto-mining resource page

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People keep telling me that crypto-mining is the new ransomware… Certainly it seems to be filling my mailbox at the moment, At any rate, I’m maintaining a new cryptocurrency-related resource on this ...
CVE-2017-10271 Used to Deliver CryptoMiners: An Overview of Techniques
Used Post-Exploitation and Pre-Mining

CVE-2017-10271 Used to Deliver CryptoMiners: An Overview of Techniques Used Post-Exploitation and Pre-Mining

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Introduction FireEye researchers recently observed threat actors abusing CVE-2017-10271 to deliver various cryptocurrency miners. CVE-2017-10271 is a known input validation vulnerability that exists in the WebLogic Server Security Service (WLS Security) in ...
How a Bitcoin phishing gang made $50 million with the help of Google AdWords

How a Bitcoin phishing gang made $50 million with the help of Google AdWords

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A cybercrime gang based in Ukraine is estimated to have made as much as $50 million after tricking Bitcoin investors into handing over the login credentials for their online wallets. The post ...

The Olympics and 4,000 Government Websites Got Owned

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Two recent discoveries in the world of cybersecurity – from the Olympics and via cryptojacking – highlight potential trends we can expect to see more of. High profile and brash, they portend ...

The Olympics and 4,000 Government Websites Got Owned

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Two recent discoveries in the world of cybersecurity – from the Olympics and via cryptojacking – highlight potential trends we can expect to see more of. High profile and brash, they portend ...
Hackers Exploit Right-to-Left Override Bug in Telegram to Distribute Malware

Hackers Exploit Right-to-Left Override Bug in Telegram to Distribute Malware

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Hackers have exploited a bug in how Telegram’s Windows messaging client displays file names that contain a right-to-left override (RLO) character, to infect users with malware. The RLO character, represented by “U+202E” ...
Sewage Plant Cranking Out... Crypto Coins

Sewage Plant Cranking Out… Crypto Coins

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via the inimitable Iain Thomson, writing at El Reg, comes a tale of Stench and Coin. Today's Cryptocurrency Must Read. Permalink ...
Destructive Malware Used to Attack Winter Olympics Infrastructure

Destructive Malware Used to Attack Winter Olympics Infrastructure

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The Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, started off with a cyberattack that disrupted the games’ official website and caused technical problems in the press center at the Olympic Stadium shortly ...
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