Google Play is Infested with Fake Crypto Mining Apps

  Google has deleted eight bogus mobile apps from the Play Store that pretend to be bitcoin cloud-mining apps but are actually designed to trick users into paying for pricey subscription services and engaging in other unlawful acts. Although they may have been removed, Trend Micro researchers discovered that when searching Google Play for the […]

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Bitcoin cyber attacks surge following rising demand and increasing price of bitcoin

Phishing impersonations and business email compromise (BEC) attacks designed to steal victims’ bitcoin surged by 192% between October 2020 and May 2021, closely following the rising demand and increasing price of bitcoin over the last eight months, according to analysis by Barracuda Networks. Bitcoin themed cyber attacks have typically been used in extortion and ransomware […]

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It takes less than one hour to exploit vulnerable container infrastructure

Aqua Security published a research revealing a continued rise in cyberattacks targeting container infrastructure and supply chains, and showing that it can now take less than one hour to exploit vulnerable container infrastructure. The report provides a detailed analysis of how bad actors are getting better at hiding their increasingly sophisticated attacks. “The threat landscape […]

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Ransomware decreases as cybercriminals hit more lucrative targets

McAfee released a report examining cybercriminal activity related to malware and the evolution of cyber threats in the first quarter of 2021. The quarter saw cyber adversaries shift from low-return, mass-spread ransomware campaigns toward fewer, customized Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) campaigns targeting larger, more lucrative organizations. A proliferation in 64-bit CoinMiner applications drove the growth of cryptocurrency-generating […]

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