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

Malware sidesteps Google permissions policy with new 2FA bypass technique

ESET analysis uncovers a novel technique bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication while circumventing Google’s recent SMS permissions restrictions. When Google restricted the use of SMS and Call Log permissions in Android apps in March 2019, one of the positive effects was that credential-stealing apps lost the option to abuse these permissions for bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanisms. … More Malware sidesteps Google permissions policy with new 2FA bypass technique

ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play able to phish and scam users out of cryptocurrency

ESET researchers have just concluded their analysis of fake cryptocurrency wallets that emerged on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed spike in value. This month has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to its highest point since September 2018. Not surprisingly, cybercriminals were quick to notice this development and started upping their … More ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play able to phish and scam users out of cryptocurrency

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

Ice Hockey World Championship: The risks of free live streaming

You think you’re watching the games for free, but are you sure that’s the case? Let’s review some of the risks that may come with free live streaming websites. The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship kicked off in Slovakia last Friday and many fans who can’t attend in person are on the hunt for an … More Ice Hockey World Championship: The risks of free live streaming

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