The city of Baltimore which suffered recently as its data was held for ransom by malicious agents, has received suggestions from Propy (a real estate firm) to use blockchain to keep out malicious ransomware. Propy CEO Natalia Karayaneva explained, “Hacks are particularly tough to prove. With hacking strategies becoming more advanced by the day, governments need to act quickly with combative technologies of their own before it is too late.”
Guard core Labs has discovered that as many as 50,000 servers worldwide have allegedly been infected with an advanced crypto jacking malware that mines the privacy-focused open-source cryptocurrency turtle coin (TRTL). Guard core Labs notes that the malware campaign is not a regular typical crypto-miner attack, as it relies on techniques commonly seen in advanced persistent threat groups, including fake certificates and privilege escalation exploits.
The facebook owned subsidiary has released a recent update patch to prevent the pegasus malware to gain access to personal information stored on smartphones. WhatsApp spokesperson in his statement: “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,”
Ledger (a crypto wallet startup) tweeted on Friday, that they have detected a malware that could possibly replace the Ledger Live desktop application with a malicious one. Next, in an attempt to what seemed like restoring their users’ confidence, they added that it was only a phishing attempt tricking users to enter the 24-word recovery phrase and that neither of the users’ devices or cryptos faced any threat of being compromised.
Trend Micro has recently found a Bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machine (ATM) malware available for purchase online. The Tokyo-based security manufacturer reveals the malware is available in the darknet forum with the starting price of $25,000. Trend Micro then added that the seller of the malware has been receiving over 100 online reviews that indicate the seller is not a scam.
A malware named “OSX.Dummy” was said to be aiming at the Mac users by infecting their machines. All Mac miners have been reminded to be careful. The malware got its name after Patrick Wardle, a Mac malware expert has successfully examined the bug. “OSX.Dummy” was said to be discovered by Remco Verhoef who analyzed the malware aimed to steal cryptocurrency.
The number of cryptocurrency malware in Linux has shown a significant increase. This indicates that the Linux user is exposed to harm from cybercriminals. WatchGuard Technologies has revealed the worrisome report shows 98% of the common Linux malware variants are all cryptocurrency mini-related. Thus, the user of Linux should be extra careful as they’re the target for cybercriminals.
Radware has revealed in a recent blog post that Chrome plugin named “Nigelify” has been allegedly used by the malicious cyber criminals to steal personal information and mine cryptocurrency. The report also revealed the malware has been active since March 2018 and affecting 100,000 machines in over 100 countries in Ecuador, Philippines, and Venezuela.
Nearly 400,000 computers have been hacked to disseminate cryptocurrency mining malware. The computers in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and other countries were hacked using Trojans. Microsoft revealed that nearly 73% computers were hacked in Russia, 18% in Turkey and 4% in Ukraine. Microsoft has blocked nearly 400,000 sites.