Threats target financial institutions, fintech, and cryptocurrencies

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Losing trust in financial institutions can have a disrupting effect on society. And malware authors love to target these direct sources of money. How can we protect them?

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Vital infrastructure: Threats target financial institutions, fintech, and cryptocurrencies

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Losing trust in financial institutions can have a disrupting effect on society. And malware authors love to target these direct sources of money. How can we protect them?

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Wall Street Market reported to have exit scammed

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:54:55 +0000

Users reported that Wall Street Market, a broadly-known cryptocurrency dark net market, has executed an exit scam, swindling millions from account holders in the process.

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Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Threat actors are relentlessly phishing and attacking Electrum Bitcoin wallet users, racking up millions of dollars.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:05:33 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:00:00 +0000

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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Christmas tech scams roundup

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:30:14 +0000

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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Sophisticated Ransomware : “Katyusha”

Credit to Author: Ghanshyam More| Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:59:58 +0000

For several months, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing an increase in ransomware, we have found one more interesting ransomware which encrypts files and adds extension “.katyusha” and demands for an amount of 0.5 btc within three days and threatens to release the data to public download if the ransom is not…

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