Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

Money doesn’t buy you happiness – cryptocurrency doesn’t buy you a genuine COVID-19 vaccine. Interpol and the United States’ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have joined the chorus of warnings about online campaigns peddling bogus COVID-19 vaccines as cybercriminals are increasingly attempting to exploit nations’ vaccination programs. “With criminal groups producing, distributing, and selling fake vaccines, the risks to … More Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

The dangers to cryptocurrency wallets and how to fend them off

Making a little effort to understand the most common threats when choosing and handling your cryptocurrency wallet can help secure your crypto-assets in the long run.When it comes to facing diverse threats, not every cryptocurrency wallet is the same. Each wallet is designed differently — to balance security with ease of use, privacy and other … More The dangers to cryptocurrency wallets and how to fend them off

DDoS extortion campaign targets financial firms, retailers

The extortionists attempt to scare the targets into paying by claiming to represent some of the world’s most notorious APT groups. Over the last few weeks, a cybercrime group has been extorting various organizations all over the world by threatening to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against them unless they pay thousands of dollars in Bitcoin. The … More DDoS extortion campaign targets financial firms, retailers

High‑profile Twitter accounts hacked to promote Bitcoin scam

Tech titans and prominent politicians among victims of a sprawling hack that Twitter says leveraged its internal tools. Twitter is reeling from what is arguably the biggest security breach in its history after the accounts of a long list of high-profile figures – including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos … More High‑profile Twitter accounts hacked to promote Bitcoin scam