North Korea is reportedly gearing up its cryptocurrency mining efforts, as the activity becomes ever more central to its revenue model.
An active campaign reportedly delivers a collection of malware to vulnerable devices that can steal data, mine for Monero cryptocurrency, and deliver ransomware.
A court in the U.K. ordered Bitfinex to seize the tokens following an extortion scam which saw the victim paying $950,000 in BTC.
A ransomware attack in the city of New Orleans has forced the city’s Mayor to declare a state of emergency, with the city having to turn to pen and paper.
The hackers identified and infected a government server storing a decade’s worth of encrypted government files in Argentina, freezing access on demand of payment in BTC.
Finland is carrying out drills as it braces itself for cryptocurrency ransomware attacks on its institutions.
Joburg is under attack from hackers who claim to have sensitive information and will release it if their ransom demands aren’t met.
The proliferation of ransomware attacks in the past several years has maintained it in the news, given their routine link to requests to be paid in cryptocurrency.
Emsisoft has released a free decryption tool targeting WannaCryFake to help the victims recover their files without the risk of permanent loss.