Another week when only small variants were released. Hopefully this downward trend is a slowdown in ransomware distribution. This biggest news was that the HC7 ransomware accepted Ethereum as a ransom payment. This is the first time this digital currency has been used with ransomware.
With both Bitcoin and Ethereum price hitting all-time highs in the past seven days, cyber-criminals have stepped up efforts to search and steal funds stored in these two cryptocurrencies.
On Monday, November 6, an unknown user triggered a bug in the source code of the Parity Ethereum wallet that has permanently locked funds inside users' accounts.
A threat actor is mass-scanning the Internet for Ethereum mining equipment running ethOS that is still using the operating system's default SSH credentials. The attacker is using these creds to gain access to the mining rig and replace the owner's Ethereum wallet address with his own.
An unknown hacker has used a vulnerability in an Ethereum wallet client to steal over 153,000 Ether, worth over $30 million dollars.
An unknown hacker has taken over the official website of the CoinDash platform and modified an Ethereum wallet address during the company's ICO (Initial Coin Offering).
The Internet's largest Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay announced upcoming support for Ethereum, the cryptocurrency that recently is giving Bitcoin a running for today's most popular digital currency.
Administrators of the Ethereum Project have announced today a data breach that affected over 16,500 users of the platform's community forums. The breach took place last Friday, on December 16. The database backup the attacker managed to get his hands on was taken on April 2016.