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Telegram zero day used to spread cryptomining malware

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 months ago

The zero day is exploitable through the way the app's Windows client manages a Unicode character that reverses the direction of text. A JavaScript file disguised as an image file is used to deploy malware.

Government websites, including uscourts.gov, pulled into cryptomining scheme

by Greg Otto • 5 months ago

A third-party plugin co-opted sites, including ones belonging to the U.S. federal courts and D.C.'s public transit system, to mine Monero.

Monero mining botnet 'Smominru' earns hackers $3.6 million

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

Smominru uses EternalBlue, a Windows exploit developed by the NSA and leaked by the hacking group Shadow Brokers, to spread across computers.

Here's another sign that criminals are breaking away from bitcoin

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

The nature of cryptocurrency-driven crime is changing.

Bitcoin hype pushes hackers to stash their money in lesser-known cryptocurrencies

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

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

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

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.

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