New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

LoudMiner: Cross-platform mining in cracked VST software

The story of a Linux miner bundled with pirated copies of VST (Virtual Studio Technology) software for Windows and macOS. Introduction LoudMiner is an unusual case of a persistent cryptocurrency miner, distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. It uses virtualization software – QEMU on macOS and VirtualBox on Windows – to mine cryptocurrency … More LoudMiner: Cross-platform mining in cracked VST software

Fake cryptocurrency apps crop up on Google Play as bitcoin price rises

ESET researchers have analyzed fake cryptocurrency wallets emerging on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed growth. May 2019 has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to its highest points since September 2018. Not surprisingly, cybercrooks were quick to notice this development and started upping their efforts in targeting cryptocurrency users with various … More Fake cryptocurrency apps crop up on Google Play as bitcoin price rises

Hackers steal US$41 million worth of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange

The thieves bade their time before running off with more than 7,000 Bitcoin ‘in one fell swoop’. Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has revealed that it’s fallen victim to a major security breach in which hackers made off with some US$41 million worth of Bitcoin. Several methods, including phishing attacks and malware … More Hackers steal US$41 million worth of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange loses millions in heist

Bithumb believes that, unlike in past incidents, this theft was the work of rogue insiders. Major South Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has announced that it was hit by a heist that impacted its own virtual coins. The exchange didn’t say how much was lost. However, ZDNet wrote that cryptocurrency insiders tracked down the outgoing transactions from Bithumb’s wallet address, … More Cryptocurrency exchange loses millions in heist

First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

Cryptocurrency stealers that replace a wallet address in the clipboard are no longer limited to Windows or shady Android app stores. For security reasons, addresses of online cryptocurrency wallets are composed of long strings of characters. Instead of typing them, users tend to copy and paste the addresses using the clipboard. A type of malware, … More First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

Supply-chain attack on cryptocurrency exchange gate.io

Latest ESET research shows just how far attackers will go in order to steal bitcoin from customers of one specific virtual currency exchange. On November 3, attackers successfully breached StatCounter, a leading web analytics platform. This service is used by many webmasters to gather statistics on their visitors – a service very similar to Google … More Supply-chain attack on cryptocurrency exchange gate.io