2 men based in China indicted on hacking charges in massive Anthem data breach

INDIANAPOLIS – Two people alleged to be part of an “extremely sophisticated hacking group” based in China were indicted after a data breach that affected nearly 80 million customers of Anthem Inc., one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, federal authorities said. The indictment unsealed Thursday charges Fujie Wang, 32, a Chinese national, and another person identified as “John Doe,” of […]

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South Korea’s Bithumb Loses $13 Mln In Hacking

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb lost cryptocurrency worth around $13 million in what the company suspects was hacking by an insider. In a statement posted on its website, Bithumb said it noticed an abnormal withdrawal of Etheruem (EOS) through its monitoring system at 10.15 pm local time on March 29. It immediately blocked deposit and withdrawal service, and secured all […]

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Coinbase “Transition Out” Former Hacking Team Employees After Public Outcry – BTCMANAGER

Brian Armstrong on March 5, 2019, announced through a Medium post that Coinbase’s employees who had previously worked at Hacking Team will transition out of the firm. This comes after Coinbase received flak on the internet after its acquisition of blockchain intelligence firm named Neutrino. Controversy The past couple of weeks haven’t been particularly kind to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, as […]

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Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Gets Hacked, Clients’ Funds Stolen

New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has announced today a security breach which resulted in a “significant loss”. According to an official Tweet by the exchange, the hack took place on 14th January. The exchange, however, did not post any figure for the loss incurred. Discover iFX EXPO, Your Gateway to Asian Markets! pic.twitter.com/0ZwqFfwwHi — Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) January 15, 2019 […]

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Russian Intelligence Officers Mined Bitcoin To Fund Attacks Against U.S. Democracy

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The indictment alleges these officers used Bitcoin to fund their hacking operations. Russian Intelligence Officers Used Bitcoin On July 14, 2018, the DoJ indicted 12 officers of the Russian intelligence agency, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU). […]

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Strength in Numbers: a Brief History of 51% Attacks

Ever since the first decentralized blockchain-based cryptocurrency (Bitcoin), there have been attempts at a network takeover, termed a “51% attack.” These occur when an individual or group of miners controls more than 50% of the networks hashing power, enabling them to create a fork of the blockchain that is constructed faster than the original. By doing this, the attacker is […]

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Hello Kitty Malware cryptojacking Drupal websites

According to sources, Hello Kitty malware is targeting websites based on Drupal network in order to mine cryptocurrency. The servers under control of the updated kitty malware are been attacking and creating back-ends to infect other servers. According to a recent research by Imperva Incapsula, an online security company, Kitty malware is attacking Drupal’s Content Management System [CMS]. Imperva Incapsula […]

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Electroneum Joins The Cryptojacking Party: Hackers Exploit IIS 6.0

Researchers from F5 labs found hackers exploiting servers running IIS 6.0 to mine Electroneum, a cryptocurrency not commonly associated with cryptojacking. by Miguel Gomez, 2 hrs ago Subscribe × Corporate environments that run on the Windows OS are having another bad day as hackers are now exploiting Internet Information Services 6.0 servers to mine Electroneum. The vulnerability allows hackers to […]

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