Tag: ransomware

  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Argues That the Tide is Turning Against Bitcoin

    Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, argued that Bitcoin may have reached its peak. His comments come as the cryptocurrency market dropped below $200 billion in value, with Bitcoin struggling with the $6,000 mark. In June 2018, the former hedge fund manager said the leading virtual currency...

    Ricardo Esteves | August 14, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • Crypto
    Crypto

    Hacked Accounts on Crypto Exchanges Rose 369% in 2017, Research Finds

    New research has found that crypto hacks are increasing, with a majority of criminal activity originating from the U.S., according to International cybersecurity firm Group-IB. Poor Security Measures According to Group-IB, hacked accounts rose 369 per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year, with 720 usernames and passwords...

    Rebecca Campbell | August 6, 2018 | 4:00 pm
  • Cybercrime
    Industry

    Cybercrime Firm Warns of Rising Reports of Fake WannaCry Ransomware

    Cybercrime involving cryptocurrencies is on the rise. Today, the U.K.’s national reporting center for fraud and cyber crime, Action Fraud, has issued warnings about a new phishing campaign using the infamous WannaCry ransomware. Increase in Ransomware Action Fraud claimed last Friday that it had already received 300 reports...

    Thomas Delahunty | June 26, 2018 | 1:00 am
  • Bitcoin

    Australian Health Service Provider Asked to Pay $15,000 Bitcoin Ransom

    Cyber attacks are a very big problem in day and age. In a lot of cases, such threats are designed to steal sensitive information from companies and service providers. Australia’s Family Planning NSW recently fell victim to such an attack which saw thousands of patients almost having their...

    JP Buntinx | May 14, 2018 | 10:13 am
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    Bitcoin

    Hackers Target Atlanta Government Computers, Bitcoin Ransom Demanded

    A group of hackers are demanding payment in Bitcoin to unlock computer systems they were able infiltrate in Atlanta. Yesterday’s ransomware attack targeted computers in important government departments. Data stored on the affected systems has been digitally encrypted. Another Case of Bitcoin Ransomware The security breach was first...

    Rick D. | March 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • kidnap
    Bitcoin

    Mexican Youtuber Arrested Over Bitcoin Ransom Kidnap

    A motivational Youtuber from Mexico has been arrested over the alleged kidnapping of Thania Denisse, a 33-year-old lawyer. Germán Loera is thought to have led a gang of five to kidnap the woman. The group are also reported to have demanded the ransom be paid in Bitcoin. Kidnapper has...

    Rick D. | March 8, 2018 | 8:56 pm
  • Altcoins

    Miners, Botnets, and Monero Create Perfect Storm for Cryptomining

    Several things have come together in a perfect storm to create the most recent crypto-crime trend: the ability to surreptitiously install illicit Monero miners on unsuspecting computers around the world. Windows servers, laptops, Android devices, and IoT connected devices are all at risk. The worst part? Targets often are unaware that...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 5, 2018 | 5:06 pm
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    Bitcoin

    CDOT – Completely Offline After Ransomware Virus

    Employees at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) spent the second day offline today, while security officials — including the FBI — continue to investigate a ransomware virus that hijacked computer files and demanded payment in Bitcoin for their return. According to Amy Ford, a CDOT spokeswoman, only employee...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 23, 2018 | 7:17 pm

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