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  • Crypto-Jacking Virus Infects 850,000 Servers, Hackers on the Run With Millions

    French authorities shut down a botnet army responsible for crypto-jacking thousands of computers across 140 countries. Yesterday, French cybersecurity, officials dubbed “cyber gendarmes,” announced the disabling of a botnet force 850,000 servers strong operating mostly in Latin America. The botnet head was located in France and was inoculating computers with monero crypto-jacking software, according to a BBC report. A malicious form of computer predation, crypto-jacking involves remotely and secretly installing crypto mining software onto computers. Infected computers bare electrical and maintenance costs while hackers walk away with the crypto. The virus was first spotted by private firm Avast in the spring. An email promising money or erotic images linked to the virus and in certain cases infected USB drives also carried the virus. While the number of machines infected is known, the amount stolen is not. Official estimates run into the millions of euros with the culprits still on the run. French officials tracked the head pirate server to Île-de-France. The server has been in operation since 2016, utilizing the Retadup virus to crypto jack computers along with stealing personal…

    Aug 29, 2019
  • How to Avoid Hackers From Stealing Your Crypto Funds on Binance Exchange

    In this opportunity, we present you in a compacted way these ‘best practices’ that you should apply in a general way not only in the exchange but in any other platform where you can compromise your privacy and that of your funds.

    May 23, 2019
  • Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

    Hackers stole more than 7,000 bitcoin from crypto exchange Binance, the world’s largest by volume, the startup reported Tuesday. Binance announced that a “large scale security breach” was discovered earlier on May 7, finding that malicious actors were able to access user API keys, two-factor authentication codes and “potentially other info,” the exchange’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao, said in a letter. As a result, they were able to withdraw roughly $41 million in bitcoin from the exchange, according to a transaction published in the security notice. The disclosure comes hours after Zhao tweeted that the exchange was undertaking “some unscheduled server maintenance,” writing that “funds are #safu.” After the disclosure announcement, Zhao tweeted that the exchange would “provide a more detailed update shortly.” The exchange may not yet have identified all impacted accounts, he said. And according to Binance’s statement, the breach only impacted Binance’s hot wallet, which contains roughly 2 percent of the exchange’s total bitcoin holdings. “All of our other wallets are secure and unharmed,” he said, adding: “The hackers had the patience to wait, and execute well-prepared actions through multiple seemingly…

    May 8, 2019
  • Sweden Changed Its Official Currency to Bitcoin (for 30 Minutes)

    Hackers convinced Twitter to give them control of the account for Sweden’s ruling political party – then used it to change the country’s official currency to Bitcoin.

    Apr 18, 2019

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