Unpatched QNAP devices are being hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Unpatched network-attached storage (NAS) devices are targeted in ongoing attacks where the attackers try to take them over and install cryptominer malware to mine for cryptocurrency. The threat actors exploit two pre-auth remote command execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in the Helpdesk Read More …

US: We’ve just seized $1bn in bitcoin stolen from Silk Road by ‘Individual X’ hacker

The US Justice Department says it’s seized $1bn in bitcoin allegedly stolen by a hacker from Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht before his arrest for running the dark-web market. Announcing the bitcoin seizure from the unnamed hacker, the Department of Read More …

Ukraine arrests gang who ran 20 crypto-exchanges and laundered money for ransomware gangs

Law enforcement in Ukraine has announced today the arrest of a cybercrime gang who ran 20 cryptocurrency exchanges where they laundered more than $42 million in funds for criminal groups. The group, which authorities said had three members, has been Read More …

North Korean Hackers Behind $571M Crypto Heists Says UN Report

North Korean backed hacking groups were behind multiple cyberattacks impacting financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges as detailed in a report issued by a panel of experts for the United Nations (UN) Security Council. According to the report provided by the panel which comes as Read More …

Cryptocurrency mining virus spreads across Facebook Messenger

A virus that turns victims’ computers into a cryptocurrency miner without their knowledge is spreading across Facebook Messenger, security experts have warned. The malware, named “Digmine”, affects desktop versions of the app when running on a Google Chrome browser, according to researchers Read More …

CEO of Major UK-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange Kidnapped in Ukraine

Pavel Lerner, a prominent Russian blockchain expert and known managing director of one of the major crypto-exchanges EXMO, has allegedly been kidnapped by “unknown” criminals in the Ukranian capital of Kiev. According to Ukraine-based web publication Strana, Lerner, 40-year-old citizen of Read More …