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This post was originally published here 2017 was a big year for cryptojacking. It increased by 8,500 percent, according to figures published by Symantec in March. And it would seem that 2018 has so far been an even bigger year for mining malware, as the Cyber Threat Alliance September report revealed that, beginning on Jan. …

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More than 170,000 devices in Brazil were targeted in a cryptojacking attack last month. According to a blog post published by security firm Trustwave, a wide-scale cyberattack was launched on MicroTik routers late last month. The effort led to the installation of the Coinhive mining software in a “mass” infection of more than 17,000 devices. Trustwave security researcher …

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The Russian Ministry of Defense is launching a research lab to analyze how blockchain technology can be used to mitigate cybersecurity attacks, a local newspaper reported Friday. The nation’s military technology accelerator, referred to as the ERA, is launching a special scientific lab to determine whether blockchain technology can be used to identify cyber attacks …

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Malicious actors are moving from ransomware to crypto-jacking, a leading cybersecurity firm reported Thursday. Kaspersky Lab, the Russian cybersecurity company, said in a new report that ransomware attacks – where a malicious file locks a computer until a ransom is paid – have declined by nearly half as the perpetrators instead move to deploy crypto-mining …

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As enterprise blockchains inch closer to live launches, a group of cybersecurity experts within IBM is out to make sure clients take every step to keep their new investments secure. Adewale Omoniyi, a senior managing consultant in the biometrics and cybersecurity for IBM Global Business Services, is one such professional, and on Wednesday, he sought …

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Since early January the PolySwarm IT startup keeps making waves revealing its plans to create the first decentralized marketplace for threat intelligence, where security experts build anti-malware engines that compete to protect users. PolySwarm is powered by the cybersecurity and Blockchain background of its founding and advisory team. PolySwarm’s CEO, Steve Bassi, previously founded Narf …

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Analysts at a US cybersecurity firm have detected an apparent new installer for a virus that mines Monero and sends it to a university in Pyongyang, North Korea. As the cybersecurity firm AlienVault reported Jan. 8, the malware surfaced around Christmas Eve and contains facilities that automatically deposit Monero to a wallet associated with North …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Earlier this year CCN reported on The Pirate Bay’s efforts to use visitor CPU to mine Monero in order to monetize its traffic and replace the ads on its pages. The torrent index website used Coinhive, a JavaScript code that allows website …

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An anonymous Pastebin user claimed to have discovered evidence that some Bitcoin wallet software can generate private keys that can be easily identified and hacked. The reveal comes after another person has made a Reddit post describing how they lost nine BTC due to a transaction error on the Blockchain.info wallet service. The Pastebin user, …

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An unidentified 36-year-old man who owns a Bitcoin account has lost more than 100,000 euros ($117,000) worth of Bitcoins while he was logged in on a public wireless network in a restaurant in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian police, however, claimed that they are still investigating whether the victim’s account was already hacked before he opened …

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Great Britain’s biggest Internet and telecoms provider British Telecommunications PLC (BT) has secured a patent for its proposed cybersecurity system for Blockchain protection in late October. The system limits the users who can commit transactions to the system via user-specific profiles. Based on the patent, one use case involving the patent is the so-called “majority …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. According to a recent report published by cybersecurity firm ESET, two malicious Android apps were recently removed from the Google Play store, as these were made to look like the official app of popular cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex in an attempt to obtain …

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