Tag: Cryptocurrency

Decentralized Finance Hacked

Episode 237: Jacked on the Beanstalk – DeFi’s Security Debt Runs Wide, Deep

The hack of Beanstalk is just the latest major compromise of a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform. In this podcast, Jennifer Fernick of NCC Group joins me to talk about why DeFi’s security woes are much bigger than Beanstalk.

Report: Small, Stealthy Groups Behind Worst Cybercrimes

A small group of cybercriminals are responsible for the most damaging cyberattacks–often with the help of state sponsorship. Still, low-level criminal activity on the dark web still poses the most widespread and immediate security threat, with cryptocurrency mining, ransomware and malware all on the rise, a recent report has found.

North Korea’s Lazarus Tied to Cryptojacking Campaign Targeting MacOS

North Korean state-sponsored hacking group Lazarus is believed to be behind a recent crypto jacking attack on several banks with an unexpected twist–the use of a Trojan that tricked a company employee into downloading malware, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Fist Full 'o Money

Kaspersky Deems Crypto-jacking the New Ransomware as Crypto-miners up Their Game

Because of its potential to earn hackers millions in a steady stream of cash, Kaspersky Labs has deemed crypto-jacking the new ransomware in a report that arrived  just as researchers spotted two new types of malware targeting the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies.

Android Zombies

Report: Android Monero-Mining Malware Bricks Your Smartphone

New malware that uses a device’s own computing power to mine Monero can render an Android smartphone unusable, security firm Trend Micro warned Wendesday.