Tags Monero

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

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

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

A botnet named after Prometheus is also exploiting Exchange Server flaws

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

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

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

by Joe Warminsky • 10 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 • 11 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.

A 35,000-device botnet in Peru is wounded, but still mining cryptocurrency

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

It’s an example of how the fight against a cybercriminal threat is often long and methodical — and heavily aided by the private sector.

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.

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