Modern ransomware has two dimensions: pay to get your data back, and pay not to have your data dumped on the Internet. The DC police are the victims of this ransomware, and the criminals have just posted personnel records — “including the results of psychological assessments and polygraph tests; driver’s license images; fingerprints; social security numbers; dates of birth; and residential, financial, and marriage histories” — for two dozen police officers.
The negotiations don’t seem to be doing well. The criminals want $4M. The DC police offered them $100,000…
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The researchers from Sophos declared that they received a tip-off relating to a fake mobile trading app, this tip leading to the discovery of a server containing “hundreds” of malicious trading, banking, foreign exchange, and cryptocurrency…
Read More Fake Android and iOS Malicious Apps Might Be Stealing Your Money
Trust Wallet and MetaMask wallet users are being targeted in what looks like an ongoing and aggressive Twitter phishing campaign created in order to steal cryptocurrency funds. MetaMask and Trust Wallet are two of the mobile apps that allow users to cr…
Read More Trust Wallet and Metamask Crypto Wallets Users Targeted by a New Scam
Buying and selling goods and services with cryptocurrency has become one of the most popular financial activities among investors worldwide and that’s because a big part of these blockchain-based units has huge potential to become more valuable over th…
Read More Cryptocurrency Exchange App Breakdown Led to Delayed Credits and Duplicate Orders
This week, recurring glitches on the popular cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com caused multi-day delays for users in receiving their purchased assets. Moreover, those reattempting “declined” or “expired” transactions were charged multiple times for dup…
Read More Crypto exchange glitch causes duplicate purchases, delayed credits
The Tor Project is auctioning off the first Tor Onion domain ever created, duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion, as an NFT. […]
Read More Tor Project auctions off the first Onion URL ever created as an NFT
Trust Wallet and MetaMask wallet users are being targeted in ongoing and aggressive Twitter phishing attacks to steal cryptocurrency funds. […]
Read More Trust Wallet, MetaMask crypto wallets targeted by new support scam
All that glisters is not gold/Often have you heard that told/Gilded tombs do worms enfold
Read More Beware fake online trading apps, on iOS as well as Android
Over the years, Twitter scammers have raised massive amounts of money by promoting fake gift scams from well-known individuals or companies, such as Elon Musk, former U.S. President Donald Trump, Jeff Bezos, Tesla, and the Gemini Exchange. Image Source…
Read More Verified Twitter Accounts Posted Bitcoin Spam Targeting Elon Musk Followers
How did the SCAM cryptocurrency become a success? Why is Google allowing government rip-off ads to still appear on search results? And why on earth is everyone suddenly spending millions of dollars on NFTs?
All this and much more is discussed in the…
Read More Smashing Security podcast #226: Cryptocrazies and NFTs
If you received an email in April stating that your active Microsoft Teams Free account is being deleted, this email was sent by mistake and Microsoft is not deleting your data. […]
Read More No, active Microsoft Teams Free organizations will not be deleted
The person behind the Bitcoin Fog was identified and arrested. Bitcoin Fog was an anonymization service: for a fee, it mixed a bunch of people’s bitcoins up so that it was hard to figure out where any individual coins came from. It ran for ten years.
Identifying the person behind Bitcoin Fog serves as an illustrative example of how hard it is to be anonymous online in the face of a competent police investigation:
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Most remarkable, however, is the IRS’s account of tracking down Sterlingov using the very same sort of blockchain analysis that his own service was meant to defeat. The complaint outlines how Sterlingov allegedly paid for the server hosting of Bitcoin Fog at one point in 2011 using the now-defunct digital currency Liberty Reserve. It goes on to show the blockchain evidence that identifies Sterlingov’s purchase of that Liberty Reserve currency with bitcoins: He first exchanged euros for the bitcoins on the early cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, then moved those bitcoins through several subsequent addresses, and finally traded them on another currency exchange for the Liberty Reserve funds he’d use to set up Bitcoin Fog’s domain…
Cryptocurrency trading platform Hotbit has shut down all services for at least a week after a cyberattack that down several of its services on Thursday evening. […]
Read More Hotbit cryptocurrency exchange down after hackers targeted wallets
With investors currently bullish on Bitcoin, is its high value driving cybercriminals to pursue crypto-generating forms of cybercrime like ransomware and illicit miners? At time of writing, the value of one Bitcoin is north of $58 thousand. Famously volatile, a crash is widely expected to accompany the current bubble, perhaps before the end of 2021. […]
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Cryptocurrency scammers have made at least $145,000 this week by promoting fake giveaways through hacked verified Twitter accounts. […]
Read More Twitter scammers earned over $145k this week in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Doge
The FBI, CISA, and US Department of Treasury shared detailed info on malicious and fake crypto-trading applications used by North Korean-backed state hackers to steal cryptocurrency from individuals and companies worldwide in a joint advisory published…
Read More US shares info on North Korean malware used to steal cryptocurrency
The United States Department of Justice has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a range of cyber attacks that made headlines around the world.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Read More US charges North Korean hackers in relation to WannaCry, Sony Pictures attack, and an attempt to steal more than a billion dollars from banks
The FBI is hoping that its hunt for Capitol rioters will go viral, a cryptocurrency con lets its perpetrator live the high life… for a while, and just what does Facebook have against cows and a team of cricketers?
All this and much more is discuss…
Read More Smashing Security podcast #215: Sexy cows banned on Facebook
British police have arrested eight men in connection with a series of SIM-swapping attacks which saw criminals hijack the social media accounts of well-known figures and their families.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Read More Eight men arrested following celebrity SIM-swapping attacks
Analyzing cryptocurrency data, a research group has estimated a lower-bound on 2020 ransomware revenue: $350 million, four times more than in 2019.
Read More Ransomware Profitability
Based on the company’s data, among last year’s top earners, there were groups like Ryuk, Maz…
Skyrocketing Bitcoin prices prompt resurgence in mining malware As the price of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin pushes record highs, there’s been a corresponding resurgence in cryptomining malware. Illicit miners had slipped off the radar as Bitcoin’s value plummeted in recent years, but now authors are hoping to profit off the latest price increase. Researchers have identified […]
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