Tag: Infection

Phishing Attempts Are at an All Time High

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been reporting a new campaign of phishing attacks, targeted at Coinbase users, and more recently, at Mt.Gox scam victims. The scheme is being carried out through malicious emails containing links to a fake website, as well as file attachments.  Users of the popular BitcoinTalk forum, along with Bitcoin subreddit members, have reported two new phishing campaign, the first one features a fake email from Coinbase announcing the …
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Kentucky Methodist Hospital Hit by Bitcoin Ransomware Virus

A hospital in Kentucky has become the latest victim of a bitcoin ransomware infection. The Methodist Hospital located in the city of Henderson, declared a state of emergency last week, when the virus began spreading within the hospital’s computer systems. IT staff at the hospital were forced to shut down the entire network and began to scan each computer individually for infection. According to Jamie Reid, Director of Information Systems …
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Locky Bitcoin Ransomware Targets Major Institutions And Companies

A new type of Bitcoin ransomware seems to be making the rounds, as various institutes in Germany and Australia have been affected by this malicious piece of software. As is the case with any form of Bitcoin ransomware, the only way to solve the Locky problem is by paying a sum in BTC. That is unless companies have a backup they can revert to. Locky Ransomware Attacks Major Institutions There …
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