Tag: cyber-crime

How Can Cryptocurrency Users Ward Off Cyberattacks?

We’ve all read the headlines. ICO funding thefts have hardly been low profile. It’s curious, though, that what was labeled by so many as simply a vehicle for criminal misdoings should itself be the target of criminal activity. But as cryptocurrencies grow in value, it’s becoming clear that they’re not going away anytime soon. So, how can cryptocurrencies and their users ward off cybercriminals? Hacking attacks are somewhat confusing to …
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Criminals Target CMS Systems to Deploy Malicious Monero Mining Tools

Cybercriminals all over the world have taken a liking to Bitcoin over the past few years. Up to this point, it remains unclear as to why that is, considering Bitcoin has no privacy or anonymity features whatsoever. However, it seems the tide is slowly turning and Monero is quickly becoming the new go-to cryptocurrency in this regard. Especially when it comes to mining Monero, criminals are coming up with increasingly crafty …
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Exploit Kits Are No Longer Popular Among Cyber Criminals

It is never a bad sign when criminal activity on the internet is seemingly quieting down. The number of cyber attacks driven by exploit kits has almost dried up over the past few weeks, although no one knows for sure why that is the case. Rest assured this does not mean exploit kits are no longer being used, though. A Lull In Exploit Kit Usage Is Worrisome Security researchers are …
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Criminals Devise new Phishing Tactic by Using Stolen iPhones

Internet criminals have an easy time coming up with new ways to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. iPhone users have become a popular target for thieves looking to obtain these expensive devices. Unlike what most people expect, once your iPhone is stolen, that is only the beginning of one’s concerns. It appears these victims are targeted by phishing campaigns shortly after the theft occurs. iPhone Theft Victim Face Multiple Threats …
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