Category: Security

How Can Blockchain Be Used to Aid Cybersecurity?

With the rapid advancement of internet-based technologies, cybersecurity is a constant cloud looming on the horizon. As the technology evolves, so too, do the cybercriminals. Their constant efforts to steal valuable data and disrupt business through DDoS attacks are increasingly sophisticated. Holding companies hostage and monetizing data through ransomware techniques is sadly par for the course. In fact, it’s estimated that cybersecurity alone costs the global economy some $450 billion …
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DressCode Android Botnet Remains Active 16 Months After Its Discovery

Botnets have proven to be a major pain in the rear for both security researchers and consumers. DressCode, one of the oldest Android botnets in existence, is still operational 16 months after it was initially discovered. This is a very real problem, as the malware opens a direct connection to infected phones. It is unclear why this solution still thrives in 2018, especially considering that most of the infected Google …
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SpriteCoin Infects Cryptocurrency Users’ Computers with Ransomware

Cryptocurrency users have become a favorite target of cybercriminals over the past few years. With the value of all these currencies increasing exponentially, it is evident that criminal entities want their share of the cake. As a result, we have seen an influx of new malware-laden applications and tools, all of which are designed to obtain Bitcoin or altcoins. In the case of SpriteCoin, a wallet application is actually a delivery platform for …
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Evrial Malware Steals Bitcoins by Changing Clipboard-Copied Addresses

Cryptocurrency users have learned firsthand how destructive Trojans can be these days. It seems a new threat has emerged which goes by the name of Evrial. What makes this particular Trojan so annoying to deal with is that it can change a Bitcoin address copied to one’s clipboard. As a result, a lot of money will eventually be sent to the wrong Bitcoin address, which is a very worrisome development. Beware …
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