Cryptocurrency/cryptojacking updates

Steve Kaaru for Null TX: Hackers Mining Cryptos Using Leaked NSA Surveillance Tools, New Report Reveals – “The report revealed that cryptojacking incidences have spiked by over 450 percent in 2018, attributing the increased incidences to an NSA tool that was leaked in late 2017 which has been used by North Korean and Russian hackers in the past to infiltrate strategic targets. ”

The article is based on a report from the Cyber Threat Alliance THEY’RE DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE: CTA’S JOINT ANALYSIS ON ILLICIT CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING

Alyza Sebenius for Bloomberg: Hackers Are Targeting Bitcoin With a Leaked NSA Software Tip, Report Says


Lukas Stefanko for ESET: Fake finance apps on Google Play target users from around the world – “Cybercrooks use bogus apps to phish six online banks and a cryptocurrency exchange…the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. Using bogus forms, the malicious fakes phish for credit card details and/or login credentials to the impersonated legitimate services.”

David Harley

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