Archive for the ‘Crypto’ Category

Microsoft Defender uses Intel TDT technology against crypto-mining malware

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, its commercial version of Windows 10 Defender antivirus, implements a new mechanism that leverages Intel’s Threat Detection Technology (TDT) to block cryptojacking malware using Cryptojacking malware allows threat actors to secretly mine for cryptocurrency abusing computational resources of the infected devices. The Intel TDT technology allows sharing heuristics and telemetry with […]

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Decrypting Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are a topic that touches many areas; not only finance and investing but technology and even political arenas. Although apolitical in itself, it is the structure behind these cryptocurrencies that make them a much talked about subject amongst political purists from across the political spectrum. This structure can be boiled down to the following; think of […]

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Attackers are abusing GitHub infrastructure to mine cryptocurrency

Code repository hosting service GitHub launched an investigation in a series of attacks aimed at abusing its infrastructure to illicitly mine cryptocurrency. Such kind of attacks was reported at least since the end of 2020, when some software developers reported the malicious activity on their repositories. “I was attacked by a github user that crafted a […]

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How Hackers Cash out Stolen Bitcoin & Ransomed

Since cryptocurrency transactions are virtually anonymous, cybercriminals use them in dark markets for illicit trading. Through ransomware attacks like WannaCry, Petya, Locky, and Cerber, hackers receive a lot of money. Moreover, we learn about cryptocurrency trading hack every so often, wherein attackers steal thousands of dollars in Bitcoin. But how they cash out or convert stolen […]

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UnityMiner targets unpatched QNAP NAS in cryptocurrency mining campaign

Researchers at 360Netlab are warning of a cryptocurrency malware campaign targeting unpatched network-attached storage (NAS) devices. via the unauthorized remote command execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-2506 & CVE-2020-2507) Threat actors are exploiting two unauthorized remote command execution vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2020-2506 & CVE-2020-2507, in the Helpdesk app that have been fixed by the vendor in October 2020. The flaws affect QNAP […]

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The Ultimate Blockchain & Bitcoin Guide

Let us start with a scenario. Whenever there is an election, we always hear the rumor that there is rigging in the election. In the end, the result is either re-election or a recount of the votes. This whole process is a waste of time and money. If we cannot believe this system the first […]

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A Cryptomining botnet abuses Bitcoin blockchain transactions as C2 backup mechanism

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Nvidia announces official “anti-cryptomining” software drivers

Nvidia, the graphics chip company that wants to buy ARM, made a unusual announcement last week. The company is about to launch its latest GeForce GPU (graphics processing unit) chip, the RTX 3060, and wants its users know that the chip is “tailored to meet the needs of gamers and those who create digital experiences.” Nvidia says: Our […]

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Japan Inc to begin experiments issuing digital yen

More than 30 major Japanese firms will begin experiments next year towards issuing a common, private digital currency to promote digitalisation in one of the world’s most cash-loving countries, the group’s organising body said on Thursday. Source: Japan Inc to begin experiments issuing digital yen Japan experimenting with digital yen!

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In a first, researchers extract secret key used to encrypt Intel CPU code

Hackers can now reverse-engineer updates or write their own custom firmware. Source: In a first, researchers extract secret key used to encrypt Intel CPU code

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PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network

PayPal Holdings Inc joined the cryptocurrency market on Wednesday, allowing customers to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins using the U.S. digital payments company’s online wallets. Source: PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network PayPal to Allow Cryptocurrency Buying, Selling and Shopping on its Network â‚żâ‚żâ‚ż

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