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Crypto exchange BitGrail and token developer Nano in coin theft dispute

Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail is feuding with the developers of Nano virtual tokens, with both sides pointing fingers after BitGrail issued an announcement claiming a malicious actor stole 17 million Nano coins.

Scarabey ransomware introduces new tactics, distribution

The malicious actors behind Scarab ransomware have rolled out a new variant, one that uses a different distribution method and ransom threat in order to infect computers and ensure payment.

Hackers exploit flaw in enterprise software to deploy Monero cryptominer

Security researchers recently observed an unknown threat actor attempting to deploy a Monero cryptocurrency miner software to users' systems by leveraging Kaseya Ltd's Virtual Systems Administrator (VSA).

Hack of initial coin offerings leads to loss of millions in cryptocurrency

Initial coin offerings (ICO) are losing about 10 percent of all ICO funds generated to cyber-attack due to poor cyber-security as malicious actors take advantage of the absence of a centralised authority.

EFF, Lookout uncover Dark Caracal spy group

A new threat actor named Dark Caracal working out of a building operated by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) has been identified as being behind cyber-attacks hitting victims in more than 20 nations.

Apparent Korean actor 'Group123' linked to six phishing campaigns

Researchers have attributed six separate phishing campaigns targeting South Koreans in either 2017 or 2018 to a single threat actor called "Group123."

Report: Expect more website ads to contain hidden cryptominers

In addition to hiding cryptocurrency miners in the coding of websites, malicious actors may also increasingly conceal them within advertisements appearing on these sites.

Cryptominer uses hidden browser windows to keep on mining

A new drive-by cryptominer is using a unique technique which allows malicious site owners and threat actors to keep mining Monero even after closing their browser windows.

Understanding the human element behind cyber-attacks: indicators of attack

Joep Gommers explains why focusing on the actor will help businesses to protect themselves from a potential cyber-attack, hence the need to understand indicators of attack, in addition to indicators of compromise.

Flashpoint reveals top deep, dark web threats of 2015

The top five high-risk threats developing in the deep and dark web have been identified.