Windows Server, Apache Solr, and Redis servers have been targeted this week by cyber-criminals looking to take over unpatched machines and install malware that mines cryptocurrency (known as a coinminer).
Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges on the Internet, said today that hackers and a well-executed phishing campaign are to blame for the Bitcoin sell-offs from yesterday's afternoon.
Security researchers have spotted the first cryptocurrency miner that includes a "kill list" feature that shuts down the processes of other coinminers in an attempt to hog the infected computer's mining power only for itself.
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.
A scan of nearly one million Ethereum smart contracts has identified 34,200 vulnerable contracts that can be exploited to steal Ether, and even freeze or delete assets in contracts the attackers don't own.
A hacker has returned over $26,2 million worth of Ethereum to Coindash, the company it obtained the funds from in July 2017.
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.
Hackers have breached Tesla cloud servers used by the company's engineers and have installed malware that mines the cryptocurrency.
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.
A cryptocurrency startup named LoopX has pulled an exit scam after collecting around $4.5 million from users during an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) held for the past weeks.
Authorities in Russia and Ukraine have arrested suspects this past week on accusations of using work computers to mine Bitcoin.
Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail announced it lost 17 million Nano cryptocurrency (XRB, formerly known as RaiBlocks), currently worth over $170 million.
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.
Online scammers have made over $5,000 worth of Ethereum in one night alone, showing how gullible some cryptocurrency users can be.
A new botnet appeared over the weekend, and it's targeting Android devices by scanning for open debug ports so it can infect victims with malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.
Hundreds of users fell victims to email scams over the past week, sending over $1 million worth of Ethereum to a scammer who sent fake emails posing as the Bee Token ICO (Initial Coin Offering).
Japanese police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of creating malware that steals private keys (passwords) that are used to access cryptocurrency wallets. He's also under investigation for using these passwords to steal funds from victims, albeit no charges have been filed.