It’s barely a week, and Monero (XMR) is on the spotlight again. According to recent reports, a malicious malware has been attacking over 200,000 routers in Brazil to mine the privacy-centric cryptocurrency.
A new BTC blackmail scam is doing the rounds - this time, targeting porn viewers with demands for as much as $1900 in BTC.
According to a report by Skybox Security, illicit cryptocurrency mining, or ‘cryptojacking’ as it is more popularly known, has become far more popular with cybercriminals than ransomware.
Security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware aimed at those using MacOS devices to discuss cryptocurrencies.
A malware called CryptoCurrency Clipboard Hijackers works by monitoring the Windows Clipboard for cryptocurrency addresses, and if one is detected, will swap it out with an address that they control.
Cyber criminals allegedly collaborated with computer maintenance companies in China to inject computers based at around 100,000 internet cafes with malware to mine Siacon illegally.
BTC wallet service Electrum has revealed that hackers have cloned their service, setting up a copycat site designed to scam unsuspecting users out of their cryptocurrency.
FacexWorm, a malicious Google Chrome extension, has been targeting cryptocurrency trading platforms via Facebook Messenger, according to a Trend Micro report.
In a funny twist, the mechanism commonly used as a mining malware is now being used for a good cause: UNICEF now allows you to donate some of your computing power instead of cash.
Authorities in Spain have arrested the leader of a cybercrime group behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks, which targeted over 100 financial institutions around the world.