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ICO protection: Key threats, attack tools and safeguards

Group-IB has analyzed the basic information security risks for the cryptoindustry and compiled a rating of key threats to an ICO (initial coin offering). On average, over 100 …

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Fake cryptocurrency wallet carries ransomware, leads to spyware

People around the world are rushing to acquire all kinds of cryptocurrency, hoping that prices will go up and they will be rolling in money when they sell their investment …

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Satori variant hacks into mining rigs, steals ETH by replacing wallet address

Qihoo 360 Netlab researchers warn about a new variant of the Satori malware that apparently goes after ether (ETH) mining rigs. The malware The malware, dubbed …

Monero
RIG EK covertly delivers cryptocurrency miners

Malware peddlers have been quick to react to the cryptocurrency boom and to take advantage of every possible way to make other people and organizations mine coins for them. …

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Hardware wallet security is no match for scammers’ ingenuity

It is often noted that hardware cryptocurrency wallets are one of the better options for keeping one’s private keys safe: they are not affected by malware, the private …

Wi-Fi
How to make public Wi-Fi users mine cryptocurrency for you

Covertly roping unsuspecting users’ machines into mining cryptocurrency is a dream for many aspiring cryptocurrency owners, and some of them set aside ethical …

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PyCryptoMiner ropes Linux machines into Monero-mining botnet

A Linux-based botnet that has been flying under the radar has earned its master at least 158 Monero (currently valued around $63,000). The malware The botnet is based on a …

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How to keep your browser and devices safe from cryptojackers

Cryptojacking makes surfing the web similar to walking through a minefield: you never know when you might land on a booby-trapped site. Stealthy cryptocurrency mining scripts …

NiceHash
NiceHash suffers security breach, around $70 million in Bitcoin stolen

NiceHash, one of the most popular crypto-mining marketplaces, has apparently suffered a breach that resulted in the theft of the entire contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin …

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DDoS attackers increasingly targeting cryptocurrency exchanges

The extraordinary volatility of the price of bitcoin has spurred speculators to employ a wide variety of tricks to make it swing between extremes, so that they can take …

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How secure are cryptocurrency mobile apps?

Are the mobile apps you’re using to store or handle your cryptocurrency stash, track the currencies’ price, or interact with cryptocurrency exchanges secure? …

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Stealthy in-browser cryptomining continues even after you close window

In-browser cryptocurrency mining is, in theory, a neat idea: make users’ computers “mine” Monero for website owners so they don’t have to bombard users …

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