Tag: ransomware

  • 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
  • atlanta
    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
  • cdot
    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
  • ransom
    Bitcoin

    Ransomware Creators Having Funds Stolen; Victims Locked Out

    Ransomware distributors and other cybercriminals expecting an easy payday are having their illicitly obtained “earnings” stolen by likeminded individuals, who are hijacking the ransom payments before they are received and redirecting them into their own cryptocurrency wallets. At first glance, this may not seem like a huge problem —...

    Thomas Delahunty | January 30, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Hac
    Altcoins

    SpiteCoin Lures Victims Into Installing Ransomware

    Cyber researchers at Fortinet have managed to unearth a cryptocurrency app that is actually a ransomware in disguise. The cybersecurity firm, in its report, indicated SpriteCoin app to be a new kind of ransomware technique. It poses as a “sure-to-be-profitable” cryptocurrency, prompts targets into installing it for profits,...

    Gola Yashu | January 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • NewsBTC SegWit2x China
    Bitcoin

    Kroll Report Taps Bitcoin as Major Cyberthreat in China

    China is a country where cryptocurrencies are frowned upon. This is for many different reasons, including disturbing the financial ecosystem. However, there is another big threat most people seem to be unaware of right now. A lot of new Bitcoin-related scams have appeared out of nowhere. These are...

    JP Buntinx | January 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm

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