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

Ethereum cryptocurrency wallets raided after Amazon’s internet domain service hijacked

Approximately US $150,000 worth of Ethereum-based cryptocurrency stolen. Online cryptocurrency website MyEtherWallet.com has confirmed that for a period of time yesterday some visitors could have been redirected to a phishing site designed to steal users’ credentials and – ultimately – empty their cryptocurrency wallets. According to reports, whoever was behind the attack may have successfully stolen approximately US … More Ethereum cryptocurrency wallets raided after Amazon’s internet domain service hijacked

Cryptocurrency Twitter scam

Scammers impersonating tech billionaire, Elon Musk, and inventor of ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, have stolen thousands in cryptocurrency from Twitter users. Scammers are using similar names and profile pictures to official Twitter accounts to trick unwitting Twitter users into sending small amounts of cryptocurrency, supposedly in return for larger amounts. The Twitter messages prompt users to … More Cryptocurrency Twitter scam

Cryptocurrency scams on Android: do you know what to watch out for?

The growing prices and popularity of cryptocurrencies don’t just attract masses of potential users, but also inspire cyber-crooks to find new and creative ways to get their sticky fingers on all those virtual coins. Of course, cryptocurrency scams are not exclusive to PCs and have already emerged on the Android platform, using a wide array … More Cryptocurrency scams on Android: do you know what to watch out for?

Tank-traps versus trappings in virtual currencies: A cybersecurity minefield

Virtual currencies have been the talk of the town of late — including that of the ‘online town’, judging by 2017’s top-trending search terms on Google. And, in a way, rightly so, given the genuine bumper crop of events that 2017 yielded in this burgeoning – but all too often murky and muddy – field. We saw … More Tank-traps versus trappings in virtual currencies: A cybersecurity minefield