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Hackers tricked GoDaddy into helping attacks on cryptocurrency services

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images GoDaddy’s 2020 security woes aren’t over. KrebsOnSecurity has found that hackers tricked GoDaddy employees into handing ownership or control of multiple cryptocurrency services’ web domains, inadvertently aiding attacks that brought sites down. It’s not certain how many companies fell victim to the effort, but Liquid.com and NiceHash reported problems …

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‘Convincing’ Phishing Attack Targets Ledger Hardware Wallet Users

Customers of Ledger, the hardware cryptocurrency wallet, are being targeted by a phishing attack posing as an email from Ledger support.  The fake email ostensibly informs users their Ledger assets may be compromised. It states, “Our forensics team has found several of the Ledger Live administrative servers to be infected with malware.” This claim is …

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Iranian hackers’ Android malware spies on dissidents by stealing 2FA codes

REUTERS/TIMA It’s no secret that some countries have spied on their citizens through innocuous-looking apps, but one effort is more extensive than usual. Check Point Research has discovered (via ZDNet) that Rampant Kitten, an Iranian hacker group that has targeted the country’s political opponents for years, has developed Android malware focused on stealing two-factor authentication …

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Brave browser adds new tricks to protect crypto users from phishing attacks

According to a Sept. 8 tweet from Brave, the privacy-based browser has incorporated open source solutions from cybersecurity firm PhishFort. The aim is to help prevent phishing attacks — a scam that usually involves tricking a victim into giving up personal information with a fake email that leads to a fake website. Brave stated that …

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Florida teen charged as “mastermind” in Twitter hack hitting Biden, Bezos, and others

Enlarge Tom Raftery / Flickr Authorities on Friday charged three people with orchestrating this month’s epic hack of Twitter and using it to generate more than $100,000 in a bitcoin scam promoted by hijacked accounts of politicians, executives, and celebrities. Federal prosecutors in San Francisco charged Mason Sheppard, 19, Nima Fazeli, 22, and an unnamed …

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Twitter pins its July 15th breach on a phone spear phishing attack

Mike Blake / Reuters Two weeks after a massive breach saw hackers take over some of the most prominent accounts on Twitter — including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Bill Gates — the company has published more details about how it happened. While a number of people from the “OGUsers” gray market forum …

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Report finds many US election officials vulnerable to phishing attacks

Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images The security risks around the 2020 presidential election aren’t limited to direct attacks on the voting systems. Research firm Area 1 Security has published a report (via Wall Street Journal) warning that many election officials are using email systems that leave them vulnerable to phishing attacks and …

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Microsoft neuters Office 365 account attacks that used clever ruse

Enlarge Emerson Alecrim / Flickr Microsoft has neutered a large-scale fraud campaign that used knock-off domains and malicious apps to scam customers in 62 countries around the world. The software maker and cloud-service provider last week obtained a court order that allowed it to seize six domains, five of which contained the word “office.” The …

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Community Donates 0.7 BTC to Phishing Victim Who Lost Entire Bitcoin Holdings

The crypto community has rallied in support of the victim of a phishing scheme who lost 12 Bitcoins (BTC) — the entirety of the investor’s holdings that had been accumulated over seven years. On June 12, Eric Savics, the host of Protocol Podcast, tweeted that he has lost his entire Bitcoin savings after entering aftering …

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Crypto Crime on the Rise — Good Odds of 2020 Becoming a Record-Breaker

Per a new report released by digital-asset intelligence firm CipherTrace on June 2, the value of ill-gotten funds siphoned through cryptocurrency crimes over the first five months of the year stands at a whopping $1.4 billion, thus making 2020 a potentially active year in regard to cryptocurrency-related thefts, hacks and fraud. The report goes on …

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