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Cryptojacking on the rise in poorer countries where ransoms can't be paid

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

"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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

The new research follows years of warnings and a significant hack against German banks last year.

Hackers steal $32 million in Ether cryptocurrency hack

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

Wednesday's incident quickly follows the theft of around $7.4 million dollars worth of ether reported earlier this week.

The curious case of the missing Mt. Gox bitcoin fortune

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

While the world paid attention to the James Comey hearing, an interesting fact was unearthed: the missing Mt. Gox bitcoins may have been located. Only those in the know won't say where they are.

Cryptocurrency company pushes back against Shadow Brokers' latest claims

by Cassandra Stephenson • 7 months ago

The Shadow Brokers announced Tuesday that they will accept Zcash as payment for a monthly subscription service to access leaked NSA files. The group also raised speculation on the cryptocurrency’s ties to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the Department of Defense, and Israel.

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