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Banking trojans sneak into Google Play again

Banking trojans have once again made their way past Google Play's security mechanisms, this time to target the Polish Financial sector.

WordPress hit with keylogger, 5,400 sites infected

The cryptomining malware pushed from cloudflare.solutions since earlier this year has been modified with the addition of keylogger functionality to its mix; PublicWWW reporting that more than 5,400 Wordpress sites are now infected.

Cryptocurrency thieves steal £51 million of Bitcoin from mining platform

Hackers may have gotten away with £51 million of bitcoin after a cyber-attack hit the cryptocurrency mining platform NiceHash. The attack was highlighted on Twitter and Reddit with users saying they may lose hundreds of dollars.

Is Bitcoin the new currency of the underworld & why many think It will be

Since no government or organisation regulates Bitcoin, there is no regulatory body that has access to its transaction history and paper trail which means criminals can use it to receive payment anonymously explains Josh Wardini

Researchers dissect open-source ransomware programs Bugware and Vortex

Researchers from Zscaler's ThreatLabZ division on Friday released an analysis report on two relatively new open-source ransomware programs, Bugware and Vortex, after tracking recent spam campaigns pushing the strains.

Bitcoin Gold issues critical advisory after spotting suspicious files

Bitcoin Gold issued a critical alert and expanded the recall window for the Windows Wallet installer after a link on its Download page and the file downloads on its Github release page were found to be serving two suspicious files.

Ethereum - lost cryptocurrency - bug was known about since August

"Post-mortem" revealed Parity Tech was warned over Ethereum bug that froze £212 million of cryptocurrency

Coinhive cryptocurrency miner on Check Point's Most Wanted Malware list

Cryptocurrency miners are becoming one of the most prolific threats facing everyone, with Check Point Software Technologies naming this type of malicious software in its Ten Most Wanted Malware list for October.

£214 million in Ethereum crypto-currency virtually gone after code deletion

Around one million Ethereum digital coins (approximately £214 million) have become inaccessible to users following the accidental deletion of code.

Criminals mimic popular cryptocurrency exchange in Google Play

Cyber-criminals took advantage of popular cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex's lack of an official app to dupe unsuspecting users into downloading credential stealing malware.

Modified video games on Russian forum tainted with WaterMiner cryptominer

A Russian hacker implanted a stealth cryptominer in his creations, including a mod of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) that was recently found on a Russian-speaking forum, available for download.

Cyber-criminals focus on CPU mining tools as attacks grow sixfold

Cryptocurrency extraction a bigger draw for hackers now

The hidden danger of cryptocurrency mining in the enterprise

New research has revealed that cryptocurrency mining software has already infected at least 1.65 million endpoints this year. Should the enterprise be worried?

China forbids digital currency fund-raising activity

China on Monday banned fund-raising investments in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, a move that follows several major hacks of digital currency exchanges during their Initial Coin Offerings.

Bitcoin's booming valuation is helping attract more cybercriminals

The skyrocketing value of bitcoin and Ethereum has certainly has given cyber-criminals one more good reason to focus their efforts in this area.

Hackers steal nearly £400K from Enigma virtual currency ICO investors

Hackers stole close to £400,000 in Ethereum from Enigma, a cryptocurrency trading platform provider prior to September ICO.

Blockchain Fraudsters: Cryptocurrency scams and digital fraud

Richard Howlett offers practical guidance on how to tell a fraudulent scheme from a genuine opportunity and outlines what to do if you were to fall victim to one of the new digital frauds.

Phishing scams used by cyber-criminals to steal crypto-currencies

With the value of crypto-currencies like bitcoin continuing to climb, cyber-criminals are looking to expand the tricks they use to steal these virtual dollars.

WannaCry not first to exploit NSA EternalBlue, DoublePulsar malware

Turns out that WannaCry's creators were not the first to the table when it comes to exploiting the leaked NSA hacking tools EternalBlue and DoublePulsar.

Hackers hit Seagate NAS devices with cryptomining malware

Crypto-currency mining malware is back, driven in part by the growing popularity of alternatives to Bitcoin that are easier to mine and the increasing power of GPUs.

Dridex takes aim at Crypto-currency

Despite going quiet for most of 2016, Dridex appears to have spent that time working on itself, making a number of improvement and targeting crypto-currency wallets

Linux malware turns victim's machines into crypto-currency miners

Linux.Lady malware exploits flaw in Redis NoSQL to infect servers and turn them into crypto-currency miners working for the attackers.

New device can allegedly clone 15 contactless bank cards a second

The Daily Star newspaper is reporting that a new device has surfaced online which has the ability to clone 15 contactless bank cards a second.

EC wants to crack down on virtual currency exchanges

Crypto-currencies like Bitcoin may not be as anonymous as they once were as the European Commision announces its intention to regulate the virtual currency exchanges that, the Commission says, aid terrorist financing.

Alert: Australian police raid home of alleged bitcoin creator

The mysterious founder of bitcoin may have been unmasked following a tip-off from a security researcher and an investigation by two separate media outlets.

How UK crypto-currency businesses can detect money-laundering

Paul Stokes explains how a recent proposal by the UK government to regulate digital currencies presents a huge opportunity for the UK to become a leader in the area.

Europol creates first dark web training programme

With notable dark web marketplaces, including Darkode, being taken down recently, Europol announced the creation of a unique training course to prepare agents for this covert line of work.