On May 3, a group of hackers breached popular blogging platform Ghost to mine cryptocurrency on its underlying infrastructure, Salt. This case adds up to a number of other crypto attacks, which became increasingly proliferated since the beginning of global pandemics.
A deadly hacking group has started mass-scanning the internet in search of Docker platforms with API endpoints, starting with those that are exposed on the internet. The action of scanning began on Nov 24, 2019 and raised instantly because of its gigantic size. And this seems not to be just an average script kiddie abuse trial.
Blockchain Technology applications in cyber security range from data protection, decentralization, resistance to attacks among others. General digitization is associated with a heap of risks that developers and entrepreneurs need to be aware of. Although the full potential of the technology is yet to be explored, it is already preventing many cyber crimes across the world.
After the recent shutdown of Coinhive, many people have reported that there has been a drop in the number of cryptojacking incidents. With that in mind, we’ll now take a look into whether cryptojacking is a thing of the past, or if it still continues to be a problem for users of cryptocurrency.
With cybersecurity still very weak, Danabot, Gootkit, SLoad and Panda (Zeus), are some of the malwares which have been disturbing and threatening people and their computers in Italy, according to Yoroi cybersecurity experts. Sensitive personal data has been lost and it is very hard to be restored. However, if blockchain technology is used, it could help users in to defend and protect their devices from being attacked and threatened by these malevolent malwares.
The recent ‘bomb threat’ spam campaign seems to be a subsidiary action to another disgraceful email blackmail effort. Organisations and institutions such as universities, news outlet, schools, businesses across the globe are facing fake bomb threats.
Ransomware has always been the main means of getting access to easy money for cybercriminals. However, the tendency shifted since new powerful financial technology began to evolve. Cryptocurrency mining platforms, especially those focused on Bitcoin and Monero, have become the favourite victims of malware programs.
South Korean local police conducted a serious operation that led to five hackers being arrested and put behind bars on Thursday November 8, 2018 for illegally installing malicious cryptocurrency mining malware on over 6,000 active computers (PCs) with the aim of stealing cryptos such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and others. The Korean government together with the police and other authorities pay allegiance to protect people and their property.
Agreed, Adobe Flash still works, regrettably, and that means it's still employed as a method to target ignorant users with malicious malware. As you would think, the latest malware to attract big attention masks itself as an update to Flash to trick users into installing malevolent software.