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BlackSquid

New Crypto Malware BlackSquid Spotted: Infects and Installs XMRig Monero Miner

It’s another day in the world of cryptocurrencies and one more crypto malware to deal with. We are talking about the newly discovered crypto jacking malware BlackSquid. This malware uses web server exploits and brute-force attack to hit the network drives, removable drives, etc. Apparently, it uses eight exploits to infect a system. after accessing […]

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Patents filed by CipherTrace for tracing Monero transactions

On Friday, CipherTrace, a crypto analytics firm, announced that it had filed two patents for technology capable of tracing privacy coin Monero transactions. The company stated in a Nov. 20 CipherTrace blog that the patents would include forensic tools to explore Monero (XMR) transaction flows to assist in financial investigations, statistical and probabilistic methods for […]

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Bitcoin ATMs rose by 87% to exceed 10,000 globally

Worldwide, the total number of Bitcoin ATMs has now passed 10,000. According to Norwegian financial services company AksjeBloggen, the number of Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) has jumped from the 5336 recorded in September 2019 to 87% in the past year. There were almost 3,900 new ATMs added in 2020 alone. CoinATMRadar’s monitoring resource currently shows there are […]

North Korea’s Crypto-Extortion Efforts Have Expanded Considerably in 2020

North Korea’s Crypto-Extortion Efforts Have Expanded Considerably in 2020

A group of hackers linked to the North Korean regime kept their efforts at crypto-extortion alive in 2020. According to a report published by Chainalysis, a group of North Korean hackers operating under the name “Lazarus” targeted several crypto-exchanges last year. One of the attacks involved creating a fake trading bot that had been offered […]

Bitcoin Target $10,500 After BTC Managed a Strong Weekly Close

Bitcoin aim $10,500 after BTC managed a solid weekly close Within the last hour, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) surged above $10,000 to reach a new monthly peak of $10,315. The move came after a very uneventful weekly closing which saw CoinMarketCap’s top-ranked digital asset close above an significant downward trend of several years. A […]

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Top Graphics Cards to Choose for Crypto Mining Profit

What graphics cards will best suit for crypto mining? This question puts many in a dilemma as the choice is large and manifold. The hype cycles around cryptocurrencies are comparable in their ups and downs to the British weather. This is primarily because of high volatility, which can reduce the entire stash of a potential […]

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UK’s Tax Agency Wants to Deploy a Tech Tool to Combat Crypto Cybercriminals

To win over crypto cybercriminals, the UK’s tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) wants to deploy a tech tool. The tool can help it identify cybercriminals trading in cryptocurrencies. It will be purely based on blockchain technology to effectively combat crypto cybercriminals. For this reason, the tax agency from Britain is now inviting suitable […]

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Monero’s Triptych Research Could Vastly Improve its Anonymity

The Monero Research Lab (MRL) releases Triptych on the 6th of January proposing trustless logarithmic-size ring signatures. As Monero’s core anonymity mechanism, research aimed at decreasing their size could improve the coin’s privacy significantly. Monero (XMR) is a privacy coin that uses several distinct mechanisms to obfuscate parts of a transaction. The primary line of […]