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Zcash Community Discovers Likely Malicious Fake Version of ZecWallet

News Members of the Zcash (ZEC) community have discovered a suspicious and potentially malicious counterfeit version of Zcash Foundation’s native ZecWallet. According to a Twitter post published on Oct. 20 and retweeted by Zcash developer Electric Coin Company, the fake ZecWallet likely contains m..

N. Korean Hackers’ New MacOS Malware Hides Behind Fake Crypto Firm

News The notorious North Korean hackers known as the Lazarus APT Group have created another malware targeting Apple Macs that masquerades behind a fake cryptocurrency firm. Apple Mac security specialist and principal security researcher at Jamf Patrick Wardle published a blog post on Oct. 12 outli..

Research: $160 Malware Botnet Tries to Steal Crypto From 72,000 Devices

News Around 72,000 devices in 2019 alone were infected during a suspiciously cheap yet successful malware campaign to steal cryptocurrency, new data warns. MasterMana continues to spreadAccording to the research report published by cyberintelligence company Prevailion on Oct. 2, the MasterMana bo..

ESET Flags New Latin American Banking Trojan That Targets Crypto

News Major Slovakia-based antivirus software provider ESET has discovered a banking trojan that can steal cryptocurrencies and is especially widespread in Latin America. Primary targetsKnown as “Casbaneiro” or “Metamorfo,” the newly found malware family targets banks and cryptocurrency services lo..

New Spyware Replaces Crypto Wallets on Clipboard via Telegram: Report

News Amerian Internet infrastructure firm Juniper Networks has found a new spyware that uses Telegram app to replace crypto addresses with its own. Masad Clipper and StealerJuniper Threat Labs, a threat intelligence portal at Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), discovered a new Trojan-delivered malware..

Cybersecurity Firm Releases WannaCryFake Bitcoin Ransomware Fix

News Cybersecurity firm Emsisoft has released a solution for Bitcoin (BTC)-demanding ransomware WannaCryFake. Pay Bitcoin in return for your dataIn a Sept. 25 blog post, Emsisoft announced that they are releasing a new free fix for the WannaCryFake ransomware bug. The WannaCryFake is the next vers..

New Bitcoin Wallet-Focused Trojan Uncovered by Security Researchers

News A new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware that steals Bitcoin (BTC) wallet data has been discovered by security researchers, according to a Sept. 12 report from Zscaler ThreatLabZ. The RAT, dubbed InnfiRAT, is designed to perform a wide range of tasks on the infected machines, including speci..

New Linux Malware Mines Crypto While Remaining Undetectable

News Two threat analysts recently stumbled upon new Linux malware that keeps its cryptocurrency mining operations hidden. On Sept. 16, Augusto Remillano II and Jakub Urbanec revealed in a post on Trend Micro, a security intelligence blog, that they found new Linux malware. According to the analyst..

15 Arrested in China for Allegedly Bribing Internet Cafe to Mine Crypto

News Chinese authorities arrested fifteen men suspected of corrupting an internet café administrator to mine cryptocurrency. Local crypto industry news outlet 8BTC reported on Sept. 3 that police in Henyang, a city in south central China’s Hunan province, arrested the man for cryptojacking. Over 9..

Cryptojacking Code Found in Eleven Open Libraries, Thousands Infected

News A Cryptojacking code was found in 11 open-source code libraries written in Ruby, which have been downloaded thousands of times. Industry news outlet Decrypt reported on Aug. 21 that cryptojacking code has been added to 11 open-source Ruby libraries distributed on the RubyGems platform. Per th..

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