cryptomining

Researchers at Lookout discovered a new mobile spyware dubbed Monokle that was developed by a Russian defense contractor. Experts at Lookout discovered a new Android mobile spyware in the wild, dubbed Monokle, that was developed by a Russian defense contractor named Special Technology Centre Ltd. (STC). “Lookout has discovered a highly targeted mobile malware threatRead More →

Ransomware

A ransomware attack that hit the South African electric utility City Power from Johannesburg this morning encrypted all its systems, including databases and applications. The incident affects one of the largest power suppliers in Johannesburg, owned by the city municipality. At the same time, customers reported multiple power outages on Twitter [1, 2, 3] but it has notRead More →

crypto

The United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) is planning to run through contractors a bitcoin and an ethereum node, in addition to “as many as possible of the following blockchains: Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Zcash, EOS, NEO, and XRP Ledger.” They provide no concrete reason as to why they needRead More →

crypto

The Trump administration has filed a $100 million lawsuit against infamous bitcoin exchange BTC-e and its alleged operator, Russian national Alexander Vinnik. Vinnik, who remains in custody in Greece as governments worldwide jockey to extradite him, stands accused of laundering billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency stolen from other exchanges, most notably Mt. Gox. Trump DOJ Sues BTC-e,Read More →