Bitcoin hype pushes hackers to stash their money in lesser-known cryptocurrencies
Lesser-known cryptocurrencies like Monero, Dash and ZCash are all the rage in the criminal underground.
North Korean hackers turn focus to cryptocurrency, point-of-sale systems during holiday season
RiskIQ and Proofpoint's findings reveal not only newly discovered, highly sophisticated tactics and capabilities held by North Korea's Lazarus Group, but they also highlight the internal divisions within it.
North Korean hackers are impersonating a cryptocurrency company to target bitcoin fans
The scam is perpetrated using a fake job posting at a cryptocurrency company. If downloaded the document can install a backdoor on the victim's computer, making it prone to more malware that can potentially steal information.
Cryptojacking on the rise in poorer countries where ransoms can't be paid
A collection of poorer countries in Eastern Europe are the only places in cyberspace where ransomware isn't seen as a top threat.
Hackers find unpatched servers to secretly mine $17,000 in Monero per month
"We see that minimal know-how together with very low operating costs and a low risk of getting caught can be sufficient for securing a relatively high outcome," researchers at ESET said.
Researchers steal bitcoin by exploiting SS7 vulnerabilities
The new research follows years of warnings and a significant hack against German banks last year.