Archive for the ‘cryptocurrency malware’ Category

Linux Botnet Adding BlueKeep-Flawed Windows RDP Servers to Its Target List

July 25th, 2019
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new variant of WatchBog, a Linux-based cryptocurrency mining malware botnet, which now also includes a module to scan the Internet for Windows RDP servers vulnerable to the Bluekeep flaw. BlueKeep is a highly-critical, wormable, remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Remote Desktop Services that could allow an unauthenticated remote

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First Hacker Convicted of ‘SIM Swapping’ Attack Gets 10 Years in Prison

February 4th, 2019
A 20-year-old college student who stole cryptocurrency worth more than $5 million by hijacking victims' phone numbers has pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of 10 years in prison. Ortiz was arrested last year on charges of siphoning millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from around 40 victims using a method commonly known as "SIM swapping," which typically involves fraudulently porting of

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