virtual currency

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2015
ScryptCC hacked, large amount of Bitcoin stolen. DO NOT DEPOSIT!

Altcoin cloud mining hash power online marketplace ScryptCC has been hacked and a large amount of Bitcoin was stolen by the attacker. The news of another clamorous case of Bitcoin theft is circulating on the Internet, Altcoin cloud mining hash power online marketplace ScryptCC has been hacked. In time I’m writing it is not known […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2015
The Interpol designs its own virtual currency scheme, for crime prevention

The Interpol has recently announced the creation of its own cryptocurrency with the intent to understand the abuses and fight virtual currency crime. According to Dr. Madan Mohan Oberoi, Director of Cyber Innovation and Outreach in the INTERPOL Global Complex for innovation (IGCI) being set up in Singapore, the Interpol is working to design of a Cryptocurrency. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2015
Abusing block chain to share illegal data, including pedo material

The international criminal police organisation Interpol and private researchers discovered a severe flaw in block chain used by virtual currencies. INTERPOL cyber threat researchers, including members of the Kaspersky Lab, have identified a serious vulnerability in the virtual currencies schema. The flaw resides in the ‘block chain’ related to virtual transactions and it could be exploited to […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 16, 2015
Law enforcement speculates that ISIS is already using Bitcoin

Law enforcement investigating on terrorism and speculate that terrorists including ISIS members already use Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. The ISIS continues to threaten the world, the group is growing in popularity and its operations are increasingly bloody. ISIS has an efficient organizational capability, its strategy of terror is allowing to broaden its reach, and news of the last […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 06, 2015
Hackers have stolen $5 million to Bitstamp Bitcoin exchange

The UK-based Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily suspended its service in the wake of a major cyber attack against company online systems. The UK-based Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily suspended its service in wake of compromise. Bitstamp announced that its systems suffered a major cyber attack, which lead to the theft of “less than 19,000 BTC”. “We have […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 10, 2014
Attacks on ISP Networks allows to steal $83,000 from Bitcoin Mining pools

Researchers at Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit discovered a theft of Bitcoin made hijacking networks of at least 19 Internet service providers. With the rise of Bitcon value has increased the interest of cybercrime, since now we have read of botnet able to mine virtual currency with victim’s resources and malicious codes able to steal Bitcoin […]

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2014
A new Bitcoin Mining trojan spread via Facebook

Hundreds of Facebook users from Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania, Serbia and other countries got infected with a new Bitcoin mining Trojan. Social media represents a privileged target for cybercrime, the last threat that is menacing Facebook users is a new malicious campaign which spread a Trojan with mining capabilities. Security Expert at Bitdefender firm discovered that […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2014
A malicious Chrome browser extension is stealing your digital coins

A user raised an alert on Reddit, on the presence of a malicious Chrome browser extension, on the official store, that is able to steal digital coins. Security experts have recently observed a significant increase for the number of malicious browser extensions, malware authors are exploiting the usage of browser addons to conduct illicit activities. Today […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2014
Coinkrypt Android malware used to mine digital currencies

Experts at Lookout Mobile Security have discovered that cyber criminals are spreading Coinkrypt malware to use victim’s mobile to mine digital currencies. Security experts at Lookout Mobile Security firm have discovered that cyber criminals are adopting Coinkrypt malware to use victim’s mobile phone to mine digital currencies. In many cases we discussed of the raise for criminal activities that […]