Archive for the ‘cryptocurrency malware’ Category

First Cyber Attack ‘Mass Exploiting’ BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild

November 3rd, 2019
Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new cyberattack that is believed to be the very first but an amateur attempt to weaponize the infamous BlueKeep RDP vulnerability in the wild to mass compromise vulnerable systems for cryptocurrency mining. In May this year, Microsoft released a patch for a highly-critical remote code execution flaw, dubbed BlueKeep, in its Windows Remote Desktop Services

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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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