Hackers use EternalBlue WannaCry exploit to mine cryptocurrency – AppsforPCdaily

“Indications are that the crooks behind Adylkuzz have generated a lot more money than the WannaCrypt ransomware fiends”, the report noted. Adylkuzz doesn’t demand, as WannaCry does, that victims pay a ransom to retrieve their data. Despite the invasive software not outright damaging users’ systems, McKinnon warns of potential “secondary dangers” with the Adylkuzz software, […]

What to Know Before Trading Monero – CoinDesk

While hundreds cryptocurrencies have been launched and many have attempted to provide users with greater privacy, they have seen varying levels of success. Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, was originally touted as providing users with anonymity. The cryptocurrency’s protocol attempted to offer a high level of privacy by shielding user identities behind pseudonymous addresses, randomly generated strings […]

Netanella Treistman of Israeli law firm Yigal Arnon & Co. examines the growing pressure on global governments to … – CoinTelegraph

Netanella Treistman of Israeli law firm Yigal Arnon & Co. examines the growing pressure on global governments to issue Bitcoin licenses to manage the cryptocurrency-related concerns. Earlier this month, hackers executed a global cyber attack, reportedly attacking over 150 countries, including public and health care systems and individual computers. The attackers demanded payment in Bitcoin […]

FoxMiners Cryptocurrency Mining Rigs Ready for Delivery – MilTech

FoxMiners LOS GATOS, CA, USA, May 22, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Foxminers ( www.FoxMiners.com ), a mining hardware manufacturer, announces the elapse of the pre-order period for its high performance and power efficient F24 and F48 mining equipment. All those who placed orders before 14th May 2017 saved $500 from the $2500 price each unit costs. […]

Bitcoin vs Ripple – The Merkle – The Merkle

Bitcoin vs Ripple – The Merkle – The Merkle

Over the past few weeks, there has been a fair bit of confusion on cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and tokens. Even though there are distinct similarities between the three, now would be a good time to take a closer look at what Ripple – or XRP – and Bitcoin are trying to achieve. Comparing these two […]

Untraceable Coins Storming Into Top 10 Cryptocurrencies – Bytecoin Surge – CoinTelegraph

Bytecoin, an untraceable privacy-preserving cryptocurrency, has just seen an astronomical triple-digit percent surge in price. The cryptocurrency soared to the all time high market capitalisation of $444,000,000, before calming down to around $300,000,000 and establishing itself at the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization at the time of writing (according to CoinMarketCap). A symbolic turning […]

WannaCryptor wasn't the first to use EternalBlue: Miners misused it days after Shadow Brokers leak – We Live Security (blog)

WannaCryptor wasn't the first to use EternalBlue: Miners misused it days after Shadow Brokers leak – We Live Security (blog)

The massive campaign that spread the WannaCryptor (aka WannaCry) ransomware wasn’t the only large-scale infection misusing the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits, leaked by Shadow Brokers. The same mechanism has been misused by black hats as early as the end of April, when they opted for off-the-shelf Monero cryptocurrency mining software instead of the encrypting payload. This […]

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