Attacks aimed at delivering cryptocurrency mining tools on enterprise networks have gone up as much as six times, according to telemetry data collected by IBM's X-Force team between January and August 2017.
LiteBit.eu — a multi-currency exchange based in the Netherlands — has suffered data breaches two months in a row. According to emails sent to affected customers after each event, no Bitcoin or altcoin funds were stolen in any of these two incidents.
Telemetry data collected by Kaspersky Lab shows that in the first nine months of 2017, malware that mines for various types of cryptocurrencies has infected more than 1.65 million endpoints.
Bitcoin price took a huge fall on Friday after Caixin, a Chinese financial magazine, reported that Chinese Central Bank officials are working on rules to ban the trading of Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies on Chinese exchanges.
The TrickBot banking trojan has added support for stealing funds stored in Coinbase.com accounts, according to a recent version spotted in a distribution campaign last week.
Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers has discovered 2,893 Bitcoin miners left exposed on the Internet with no passwords on their Telnet port.
Research published last week reveals that cookies and other data collected by ad trackers on e-commerce sites can be used to de-anonymize Bitcoin transactions.
The Cerber ransomware has received an update that allows it to collect and steal data from a victim's computer, similar to an infostealer.
BitMixer, the world's most popular Bitcoin mixing service has announced last weekend it was shutting down operations effective immediately.
Research presented yesterday at the Black Hat USA 2017 security conference revealed that Bitcoin trading platform BTC-e is responsible for cashing out 95% of all ransomware payments made since the start of 2014.
Greek police arrested a Russian national, Alexander Vinnik, 38, for his role as owner of the BTC-e Bitcoin trading platform. In the US, the Department of Justice (DOJ) formally indicted Vinnik on 21 charges related to money laundering and the operation of an unlicensed money exchange.