Cybercrime News

Cybercrime is a crime made on/against computers and/or a network. Computers and networks may be both a tool or a target of an attacker. Cryptocurrency cybercrimes and Bitcoin-oriented cybercrimes are now an inseparable part of the industry. Cryptocurrency allows cybercrimes like hacking, phishing and various scamming schemes. There were a lot of notable cryptocurrency thefts with the latest cybercrime cases being the Coincheck hack (with $400 million worth of NEM tokens stolen in 2018) and NiceHash (with $60 million stolen). Cybercrimes also may be performed within the blockchain, like the infamous DAO event, where $50 million worth of Ethereum was taken by the hacker and led to the hard fork of the whole platform. Different types of wallet services for altcoins are one of the main targets of cybercrimes, as a flaw in the system gives hacker access to multiple accounts.

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A cryptocurrency analyst recently said that he is surprised that Bitcoin Cash did not yet fall victim to an attack, given the fall in its hashrate.
Analyst Is 'Surprised’ There Hasn’t Been a Large-Scale Attack on Bitcoin Cash Yet
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-05-25T15:31:00+01:00
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A security researcher discovered another 22 Google Chrome web browser extensions that tried to steal users’ cryptocurrencies.
22 More Crypto-Stealing Google Chrome Extensions Discovered
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-05-08T19:08:00+01:00
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Experts warned that South Korean authorities may struggle to identify all people who used crypto payments.
Anonymous Crypto Payments Cause Problems for South Korean Child Porn Case
Felipe Erazo
2020-05-06T21:33:00+01:00
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The “Nefilim” ransomware threatens to leak sensitive data if the demands are not met.
New Breed of Ransomware Threatens to Expose Victoria’s Secrets
Felipe Erazo
2020-05-06T00:37:00+01:00
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Research from a cybersecurity firm unveiled a type of ransomware that impersonates the FBI.
Mobile Ransomware That Doesn't Ask Victims For Crypto Emerges
Felipe Erazo
2020-04-28T20:36:00+01:00
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Almost 40 people involved in the “Nth Room” case were identified by South Korean authorities.
South Korean Police Trace 40 People Behind Crypto Payments In Child Porn Ring
Felipe Erazo
2020-04-27T20:52:00+01:00
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City officials from Torrance were left red-faced after the private data they denied had been stolen was published by a ransomware gang.
City’s Ransomware Denials Exposed, Still Faces 100 BTC Demand
Turner Wright
2020-04-23T05:06:00+01:00
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Emsisoft highlighted a considerable decline in the successful ransomware attacks in the US.
Ransomware Attacks Are Way Down in the Midst of COVID-19
Felipe Erazo
2020-04-21T23:47:00+01:00
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