Tag: Exploit

NSA’s EternalBlue Exploit Cripples US City Infrastructures With Ease

Not too many people should be surprised to learn the EternalBlue hacking exploit is still making the rounds. After becoming a successful tool to deliver WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware, it now seems the exploit is being used to target major cities’ infrastructure. Criminals are having a field day with this exploit. Considering how it was initially developed by the NSA, one could go as far as claiming how justice is …
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Verge Developers’ Failure to Patch Previous Exploit Results in Heist of 35M XVG

There is never a shortage of drama or excitement surrounding the Verge cryptocurrency. Despite having made a lot of positive headlines over the past few weeks, Verge continues to stumble. Unfortunately, it is the second time an exploit associated with this project has been discovered. So far, over $1.7 million worth of XVG has been stolen, although the full impact remains to be determined. Another Verge Exploit Causes Trouble Earlier this year, it …
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Recent Drupal Exploit Is Being Used to Illegally Mine Cryptocurrencies

Cybercriminals often target known and unknown exploits found in operating systems and web architectures. Evidently, someone took advantage of a recent Drupal exploit to mine cryptocurrencies in an illegal manner. Although the exploit was patched in late March, there are still some concerns over how exactly this exploit was leveraged. A Drupal Exploit Enabled Crypto Mining As is the case with any security exploit, the people responsible for maintaining the project’s code will try to …
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Price of Verge Holds Above $0.05 Despite Major Attack

The past day for Verge (XVG) represents yet another fiasco for the highly controversial Dogecoin fork. Hackers have managed to mine an XVG block every second through a timestamp exploitation coupled with a 51% attack. To make matters worse, hasty developer responses have actually rendered the network even more incapable through an ineffective hard fork. Since yesterday, hackers have mined over 17,000 XVG blocks. This translates to over 20 million …
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