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Larger CyberBunker investigation yields shutdown of DarkMarket

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The case against the CyberBunker hosting service is yielding new leads.

Cryptocurrency miners were 'distraction technique' in APT's espionage campaigns, Microsoft says

by Joe Warminsky • 4 months ago

The hacking group known as Bismuth, APT32 or Ocean Lotus installed Monero miners on victims' networks while it was up to other, more nefarious activities, researchers say.

Monero scam was at the center of Trump campaign website defacement

by Joe Warminsky • 6 months ago

It's not clear if the scammers actually hacked anything of value. But skimming cryptocurrency from the public seemed to be the goal.

Dark web markets continue to evolve after big takedowns, Europol says

by Joe Warminsky • 6 months ago

The lifecycles of individual marketplaces have shortened, and "no clear dominant market has risen over the past year."

500,000 victims pummeled in multi-stage BitBucket malware scheme

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

The number of malware types deployed is "unprecedented," according to Cybereason.

Indictment of Capital One suspect alleges breaches of 30 companies, cryptojacking

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

Paige Thompson faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The indictment also includes charges of cryptojacking.

'China Chopper' web shell makes a comeback in Lebanon, other Asian countries

by Shannon Vavra • 2 years ago

Cisco's Talos team has found an old favorite of threat groups.

Criminal campaign uses leaked NSA tools to set up cryptomining scheme, Trend Micro says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

The research is a reminder that it is not just state-sponsored hackers that have reportedly co-opted the leaked NSA tools.

Binance cryptocurrency exchange blames hackers in theft of $40 million in bitcoin

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

“The hackers had the patience to wait, and execute well-orchestrated actions through multiple seemingly independent accounts at the most opportune time,” the company said.

Financial crime outpaces espionage as top motivation for data breaches, Verizon report finds

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

The figures again demonstrate how, despite an industrywide focus on technology, many breaches require human trust to be successful.

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