Category: Scams

Trojan Virus Turns Linux Servers into Bitcoin Miners

A new and dangerous computer virus has been targeting Linux servers, its goal: to turn computer servers into Bitcoin miners. The attack is aimed at environments running the Redis NoSQL database, the virus is also able to probe the network interfaces of its hosts to propagate itself. Approximately more than 30,000 servers running the Redis database are in danger due to the lack of an access password. The virus is named …
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Oracle’s Point-of-Sale Division Breached By Russian Hackers

A group of Russian hackers managed to breach Oracle’s payment system, stealing hundreds of customer credentials and data in the process. The attack affected the company’s point-of-sales credit card payment systems. News broke when security analyst Brian Krebs –also an ex-reporter for the Washington Post– originally reported the attack. The software giant Oracle Corporation ended up admitting the veracity of the reports. The security breach target Micros, a company acquired by Oracle …
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Venezuela’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Resumes Operations

Surbitcoin, the biggest Bitcoin exchange in Venezuela has resumed normal operations. On July 14th the exchange managed to unfreeze one of its fiat bank accounts and reestablish its API integration with Banesco (the biggest financial entity in Venezuela).  The Bitcoin exchange announced the successful relaunch of its Fiat gateway. Surbitcoin stated that their bank accounts got frozen after an undisclosed party decided to complain to the bank for a delayed withdrawal. …
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HummingBad Malware Generates More Than $10,000 Per Day

An Android malware named HummingBad has been netting its creators more than $10,000 per day, an extensive report made by security firm Check Point says that approximately 85 million devices are infected with the virus. HummingBad is a malware that has been going around for some months now, but only recently was its main purpose revealed: to make its creators’ thousands of dollars. The virus tries to install fraudulent apps into …
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