Tag: Amazon AWS

Thousands of Amazon AWS Instances Host C&C Servers for POS Malware

Malware has turned into a booming industry for cybercriminals over the past few years. In fact, there are so many types of malware in circulation that no hardware or software is safe from harm right now. Point-of-sale (POS) terminals are of particular interest to criminals, although a lot of these efforts are not overly successful. New research by the Kromtech Security Center shows how ElasticSearch servers are some of the main culprits when …
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Amazon Web Services Offers Cloud Computing Infrastructure to DCG Portfolio Firms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing arm of online retail giant Amazon, revealed today a partnership with New York-based blockchain investment firm Digital Currency Group. The collaboration will allow firms in the DCG portfolio to carry out experiment with various blockchain frameworks on the AWS cloud computing infrastructure. Scott Mullins, head of worldwide financial services business development at AWS, said in a statement: “DCG is a recognized leader in …
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NodeCounter Adds “Rented Bitcoin Classic Nodes” Page

There has been a lot of talk about the number of Bitcoin nodes in recent times, especially when considering how the amount of Bitcoin Classic nodes had seen a spectacular increase. As it turns out, most of these nodes are hosted on centralized servers, such as Amazon AWS and concerts. NodeCounter has added a new feature to distinguish between the real and “fake” Bitcoin Classic nodes, thanks to their Rented …
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Number of Bitcoin Nodes Fluctuates As Amazon Patches Linux Vulnerability

The number of Bitcoin Nodes on the network keeps fluctuating heavily for some unknown reason. However, the answer might be much simpler than people anticipate, as there is no hidden attack going on or any other malicious intent. By the look of things, a lot of Amazon’s EC2 servers have been restarted to address a recent Linux vulnerability. Security issues like these need to be addressed sooner rather than later. …
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