US Gov’t Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against two Iranian ransomware “facilitators.” The actions include publishing the perp’s cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and warning the cryptocurrency and financial communities that anyone transacting with the accused could be subject to secondary sanctions. Involvement in the SamSam Ransomware Attacks The OFAC stated that the […]

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2.3 Million Cryptocurrency Addresses Monitored by Clipboard Hijacking Malware

CryptoCurrency Clipboard Hijackers — malware which replaces cryptocurrency wallet addresses with attacker’s addresses via Windows’ copy and paste mechanism — are not particularly new. However, one new sample has been discovered which monitors more than 2.3 million cryptocurrency addresses.  Clipboard Hijacking on the Rise Nobody ever called cryptocurrency ‘user-friendly.’ (Or, if they did, they were […]

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New Malware Uses Chrome Extensions for Crypto Mining

Ashour Iesho · May 17, 2018 · 1:00 am Researchers were able to detect malicious Chrome extensions that could be used for secret cryptocurrency mining. Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrency Users With the recent rise of digital asset traders and investors, many hackers and other cybercriminals are targeting cryptocurrency users. Many major cryptocurrency exchanges have also advised their […]

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Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

James Levenson · February 12, 2018 · 1:00 am Reports of mining malware infestations are an almost weekly occurrence now. With cryptocurrency mining becoming more lucrative than ransomware, hackers are upping their game and widening the digital net. Those caught in it this week included a number of government websites in the UK and Australia. […]

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