After examining 42 bitcoin addresses associated with a current extortion scam, it was discovered that over $50,000 USD in payments have been made.
Ukrainian police announced the arrest of four suspects on accusations of running six fake cryptocurrency exchanges. The four men, aged between 20 and 26, were arrested last week in the city of Dnipro.
A malware campaign spreading a clipboard hijacker has infected over 300,000 computers, according to Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Total Security. The campaign has been raging for the past week and has spread a malware which Qihoo researchers have named ClipboardWalletHijacker.
An unidentified hacker has mounted several "double spend" attacks on the infrastructure of the Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency and has managed to amass over $18 million worth of BTG (Bitcoin Gold) coins in the process.
Attackers are targeting Internet accessible HPE iLO 4 remote management interfaces, supposedly encrypting the drives, and then demanding Bitcoins to get access to the data again. While it has not been 100% confirmed if the hard drives are actually being encrypted, we do know that multiple victims have been affected by this attack.
The CEO of Coinsecure, an India-based cryptocurrency exchange, has accused his CSO of stealing 438 Bitcoin —around $3.3 million at today's exchange rate— from the exchange's main wallet.
Security researchers have discovered a new malware strain that is capable of detecting when users copy a cryptocurrency address to the Windows clipboard. The malware works by replacing this address with one owned by its author.
US authorities have filed charges against a Chicago man, and are accusing him of stealing Bitcoin and Litecoin from his employer, which he later used for personal cryptocurrency trading.
US authorities have arrested a Texas man who founded two Bitcoin-related platforms that got hacked. Officials charged the on accusations of lying to Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) officials in the subsequent investigation.
A Ukrainian cybercrime operation has made an estimated $50 million by using Google AdWords to lure users on Bitcoin phishing sites.
The maintainers of the Bitmessage P2P encrypted communications protocol have released a fix after discovering that hackers were using a zero-day in attempts to steal Bitcoin wallet files from users' computers.
Authorities in Russia and Ukraine have arrested suspects this past week on accusations of using work computers to mine Bitcoin.
A study of 150 of the most prominent Dark Web message boards, marketplaces, and illicit services reveals that Litecoin is currently the second most widespread cryptocurrency among cyber-criminals, and not Monero or Ethereum, as most users would have guessed.
The administrators of the Electrum Bitcoin wallet app have released a security update that fixes a vulnerability that existed in the software for almost two years.
Microsoft has stopped supporting Bitcoin as a payment method for Microsoft products, Bleeping Computer has learned.