crypto currency

Pierluigi Paganini September 02, 2018
John McAfee’s Bitfi cryptocurrency wallet was hacked by a security duo

A security duo composed of Saleem Rashid and Ryan Castellucci demonstrated that it is possible to hack the John McAfee’s Bitfi cryptocurrency wallet. Today let’s discuss John McAfee’s cryptocurrency wallet, the Bitfi wallet, defined by the popular cyber security expert “unhackable.” Unfortunately, nothing is unhackable, and the Bitfi wallet was already hacked two times. The Bitfi wallet is an Android-powered hardware device for […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2018
Hackers have exploited a zero-day in Bitmessage client to steal Electrum wallet keys

Bitmessage developers have issued an emergency update for the PyBitmessage client that patches a critical remote code execution vulnerability that has been exploited in attacks. Bitmessage development team has rolled out an emergency patch to address a zero-day vulnerability in the PyBitmessage client for Bitmessage, which a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communications protocol used to send encrypted […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2018
Electrum patches a critical flaw that exposed Bitcoin Wallets to hack since 2016

The development team behind the popular Electrum Bitcoin wallet app has issued an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in the company bitcoin wallets. Electrum is a free application that’s used by many cryptocurrency sites to store bitcoin. Administrators can run their own Electrum server and the software supports hardware wallets such as Trezor, Ledger and Keepkey. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2017
Cryptocurrency Miners hidden in websites now run even after users close the browser

Some websites use a simple trick to keep their cryptocurrency miners scripts running in the background even when the user has closed the browser window. Website administrators and crooks are looking with an increasing interest at JavaScript-based cryptocurrency miners due to rapid increase in cryptocurrency prices. These scripts exploit the CPU power of their visitor’s PC to mine Bitcoin […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 29, 2017
Crooks hacked Microsoft servers to mine Monero, they earned $63K in 3 months

Experts from security firm ESET discovered cyber criminals exploiting Microsoft Servers to mine Monero and already earned $63,000 in 3 Months. Mining cryptocurrencies is a profitable business, but it is also expensive because it needs significant investment in computing power. Crooks are using malicious code that steals computing resources of victims’ machine and the number of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2016
Now we know the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the Bitcoin inventor

The mystery about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of the Bitcoin currency scheme, seems to be resolved, the man is Craig Steven Wright. The mystery about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of the Bitcoin virtual currency scheme, seems to be resolved, the man is the Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright. Craig Wright publicly […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2015
Is he Satoshi Nakamoto? Australian Police raid home of the alleged Bitcoin father

While media announced to have found the real identity of the Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Australian police raided his home in Sidney. A few hours after the media indicated the Australian expert Craig Steven Wright as the possible man behind the popular name Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin, the Australian Police raided his home in Sydney. […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 30, 2014
Europol issued 2014 iOCTA report on evolution of cybercrime

The Europol issued 2014 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA) report to provide details about on-going developments in the cyber criminal ecosystem. The Europol European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has issued the 2014 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA) which describes the evolution of cybercrime an the models of sales adopted in the criminal ecosystem. This ‘Crime-as-a-Service‘ business […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2014
APWG Q2 2014 report, phishing is even more dangerous

The APWG Report Q2 2014 states that phishing activities continue to increase, phishers are targeting Crypto Currency, Payment Services and Retail Sites. The APWG has published its new report related to phishing activities in the period April – June 2014, the document titled “Phishing Activity Trends Report, 2nd Quarter 2014” states that online payment services […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 28, 2014
Hackers exploit cloud services to build Money-Mining Botnet

Two security experts will present at the next BlackHat conference how to exploit cloud services to build Money-Mining Botnet. Cloud computing is becoming the paradigm most abused by cybercrime, cloud architectures represent privileged targets of cyber criminals that desire to steal data they contain or to abuse their resources to conduct cyber attacks. Two researchers, Rob […]