Ransomware

With ransomware attacks up 200% in the last two years, CryptoBuzz looks at some of the methods bad actors are employing and how to avoid them. The last two years have witnessed a real uptick in crypto-centric ransomware attacks. Not only are bad actors becoming more refined, but they areRead More →

crypto

So far, the PlusToken scammers have cashed out at least $185,000,000 worth of stolen Bitcoin via OTC brokers. Those who analyze cryptocurrency markets know that large liquidations generally tend to depress the price of Bitcoin, and others have asked if PlusToken-related cashouts are in fact dragging down Bitcoin. We decidedRead More →

monero

There’s a good chance everyone who reads this story will have had some degree of interaction with a botnet we call MyKings (others call DarkCloud or Smominru), whether you know it or not. For the past couple of years, this botnet has been a persistent source of nuisance-grade opportunistic attacksRead More →

cryptojacking

Security experts at Palo Alto Networks discovered a worm dubbed Graboid that spreads using Docker containers. Palo Alto Networks researchers discovered a new Monero miner with worm-able capabilities, dubbed Graboid, that spreads using Docker containers. Experts discovered that to target new systems, the Graboid worm periodically queries the C&C for vulnerable hosts, in this wayRead More →