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NSA, DHS shine light on BlackMatter ransomware threat to food industry, demands of up to $15 million

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

Monero appears to be a currency of choice.

Peanut butter and ProtonMail: US charges underscore evolution of espionage in digital age

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Like Russia's use of social media to influence American voters and Chinese recruiting strategies, espionage has gone fully digital.

Scammers pounce on internet-for-rent services, generating cryptocurrency in quiet

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Email fraud and ransomware attackers apparently are not enough.

Chat logs show how Egregor, an $80 million ransomware gang, handled negotiations with little mercy

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

The chats also showed how victims could negotiate successfully, and offered a window into the structure of a ransomware operation.

Hackers are using bootleg copies of 'Grand Theft Auto V' game to mine Monero

by Tonya Riley • 5 months ago

There's no such thing as a free download.

A botnet named after Prometheus is also exploiting Exchange Server flaws

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The botnet was active just days after the Exchange Server vulnerabilities were announced.

Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers hit with cryptojacking

by Shannon Vavra • 8 months ago

The hackers are after Monero.

Larger CyberBunker investigation yields shutdown of DarkMarket

by Jeff Stone • 11 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 • 12 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 • 1 year ago

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