Cybersecurity researchers have found a new strain of Linux malware, Skidmap. It not only mines cryptocurrency illicitly but also provides the attackers with universal access to an infected system…
Trend Micro, the cybersecurity and defense firm recently detected a new crypto mining malware affecting Android devices. This malware is affecting multiple Android phones due to the ADB developer function enabled by default, as a means to debug apps. ADB ports, once installed it will spread to any system via SSH connection. The botnet takes […]
In a new campaign by malware researcher, Fumik0_ discovers attackers have created a clone website of the Cryptohopper crypto trading platform. The website when visited will automatically download a setup.exe installer. It distributes malware payloads such as information-stealing Trojans, miners, and clipboard hijackers. This Setup.exe installer uses the Cryptohopper logo as its icon which looks […]
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 […]
The crypto malware Nanshou Campaign continues to pose as a threat for various business and services around the world. As of now, it has hit over 50,000 servers. It was first spotted earlier this year. The latest report about the malware comes from the security firm Guardicore Labs. the cryptoware is powerful enough to affect […]
An independent malware hunter alleges an app offering free bitcoins is a scam. Various websites are promoting the scam. This scam offers several programs that reportedly reward users with free cryptocurrency. A malware hunter called Frost revealed about the app called “Bitcoin Collector” via a tweet. In the tweet, he has warned the people against […]
The crypto jacking Shellbot Malware is back in the scene again with some new upgrades and abilities. Apparently, it can hack into Linux servers based on a network. The malware usually makes use of SSH brute-force to gain access to systems with weak passwords. It can infect a network and mine the cryptocurrency Monero(XMR). What […]
A new crypto mining malware named Beapy has been spotted by American security company Symantec. Apparently, it uses hacking tools of the National security Agency (NSA) to demand ransomware. Its major targets are corporate firms. The Crypto Malware Beapy first came into limelight in January 2019. As of now, it has spread over 12,000 infections […]
Ryuk Malware, an email phishing scam, has reportedly enabled hackers to loot Bitcoins worth $3.7 million (705 bitcoins) in less than 6 months from large companies and government organizations. Hackers use a Trojan named TrickBot to encrypt and lock the hard drives of targets until a huge ransom is paid. Companies like Crowdstrike and McAfee have stated that the malware seems to originate from Russia.
When there are complex financial products involved, there’s a fraud. As cryptocurrencies have become mainstream, many people become aware that there’s a lot of money to be made in it. However, most people aren’t experts, and fraudsters/scammers know this. Thus, people fall into crypto scams and lose their hard-earned money.