cybersecurity

Hackers Are Using Three Fake Crypto-Related Apps to Drain Wallets

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>While bitcoin (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>) prices are increasing, crypto-related scams appear on the scene to take advantage of the situation. In this case, a security firm spotted three malicious crypto apps targeting users to steal their funds.</strong> Three Bogus Crypto Trading and Poker Apps Are Infected With Dangerous Malware …

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SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code

VCG via Getty Images The hackers behind the SolarWinds attack got deeper access into Microsoft’s systems than the company previously disclosed. The company, which previously confirmed it found compromised code in its system, now says the hackers were able to gain access to its source code.  “Our investigation has, however, revealed attempted activities beyond just …

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From SIM-Swaps to Home-Invasion Threats, Ledger Leak Has Cascading Consequences

As soon as he learned he was among the thousands of Ledger customers whose personal information had been published online Sunday, JimboChewdip, as he’s known on Twitter, acted fast. Not fast enough, however. JCD, as we’ll call him, spent Monday morning changing his passwords, only to get a notification a new device had been added …

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Nvidia and Intel used compromised SolarWinds software

Sergio Flores / reuters Fallout from the SolarWinds hack continues to expand. A handful of major tech companies, including Nvidia and Intel, have joined the growing list of organizations affected by the unprecedented hack US officials have blamed on Russia.  The Wall Street Journal now reports it has new evidence that at least two dozen …

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Two Rubygems Infected With Crypto-Stealing Feature Malware Spotted by Researchers

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>New infected Rubygems packages have been spotted in its open-source software repository and which contained malicious code mainly used to steal cryptocurrencies from users via supply chain attack.</strong> Two Cryptocurrency-Stealers Rubygems Detected by Researchers at Sonatype According to Ax Sharma, a security researcher at Sonatype, the two gems detected — pretty_color and …

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FBI Warns Ransomware Gangs Are Harassing Victims via Telephone Calls to Pay Crypto Ransoms

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an alert that warns private industry in the country about incidents of harassment of victims made by ransomware gangs, such as the well-known Doppelpaymer group.</strong> FBI Is Aware of Cold-Calling Tactics by Ransomware Gangs According to a PIN (private industry notification) alert regularly …

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‘Secret’ bridge turns ERC-20 tokens into privacy coins

An open-source blockchain protocol called the Secret Network is now offering privacy features for the Ethereum blockchain and 14 ERC-20 tokens. According to a Secret Network blog post, the protocol launched its Secret Ethereum Bridge on the mainnet today, which is designed to allow Ether (ETH) and all ERC-20 token holders to create programmable versions …

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Today’s clients demand that banks show cybersecurity chops, says JPMorgan leader

As internet banking comes of age, so too do new ways of stealing funds. That makes cybersecurity central to modern banking, according to David Leach, JPMorgan Chase’s Asia-Pacific head of cybersecurity and technology controls. “It’s a competitive disadvantage not to have a robust cybersecurity capability that you can demonstrate,” Leach said during a BlockShow conference …

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Hackers Demand Over 1,800 BTC From Electronics Giant Foxconn After Ransomware Attack

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A multinational electronic giant and a well-known manufacturer of Apple products is the latest victim of a millionaire ransomware attack deployed over the Thanksgiving weekend on one of its branches.</strong> Apple’s Manufacturer Is the Latest Victim of Well-Known Ransomware Gang Foxconn, a publicly-traded Taiwanese company and one of the largest electronics manufacturing …

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Blockchain tech 13X ‘too expensive’ to justify use: DocuSign CEO

Daniel Springer, the chief executive officers at electronic signature technology company DocuSign, says the firm isn’t likely to incorporate additional blockchain technology anytime soon as current infrastructure is far cheaper. In a Quartz report published yesterday, Springer said the San Francisco-based DocuSign’s 2018 integration of the Ethereum blockchain involved the use of smart contracts with …

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