Mining cryptocurrency can be extremely profitable, especially if you use someone else’s computer to avoid paying for expensive hardware or electricity. According to Japanese security firm Trend Micro, hackers have created malware known as CoinMiner that uses an exploit developed by the NSA to use victims’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency Mining Malware According to reports, CoinMiner […]
Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts will remember the Shadow Brokers. The hacker collective has been making a lot of headlines over the past few months. Not too long ago, it started selling major exploits through a monthly subscription service, and appears to have made around US$90,000 from doing so. The information below comes from an anonymous researcher and should be taken […]
Information recently surfaced that someone in North Korea has started mining bitcoin. According to Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, on May 17 North Korea initiated a rather large mining operation. Prior to this date, there was minimal bitcoin node activity in the country. Also Read: Indian Multi-Industry Survey Shows 97% Awareness of Bitcoin The website […]
Recent NSA exploits were partially responsible for multiple major ransomware outbreaks. In most cases, these NSA exploits could only be leveraged against older versions of the Windows operating system. It now appears that a security researcher has successfully made the ETERNALSYNERGY exploit applicable to newer versions of the popular OS. If researchers can make this happen, […]
The Shadow Brokers have been relatively quiet over the past few weeks, which is never a good sign. It now appears the infamous hacker collective is looking to expose a former NSA hacker’s identity. That is a very troublesome development if true. Moreover, it appears the group is quite upbeat regarding their monthly dump service […]
It has been a while since cybercirminals leveraged one of the many NSA exploits in circulation. It now turns out a new type of malware is making the rounds. This particular tool infects Windows computers with a cryptocurrency mining Trojan. The distribution of the malware is made possible thanks to the DOUBLEPULSAR exploit, which targets […]
Reports have surfaced detailing a malware trojan that uses an NSA hacking tool to infect Windows computers with a cryptocurrency mining bug. The virus identifies available resources on a victim’s PC that can be used to initiate the mining of XMR (Monero). The Trojan Was First Reported by Russian Antivirus Dr.Web Bleeping Computer has reported […]
A type of cryptocurrency mining malware has spread due to an exploit developed by the US National Security Agency. Source
It appears Windows users are not safe from the NSA’s EternalBlue exploit just yet. Researchers have discovered someone successfully ported this SMB exploit to ensure it can attack Windows 10-based systems as well. Luckily, it appears this is a development initiated by white hat hackers. Then again, if they can do it, so could someone […]
It appears The Shadow Brokers are not done with their exploit sharing just yet. In fact, the group has announced a monthly dump service, which would give members access to more NSA hacking tools. It is evident the group aims to capitalize on the success of ransomware and malware attacks using NSA tools. Selling this […]
If there is one thing to take away from the entire WannaCry ransomware debacle, it is how the NSA is largely responsible for these problems. To be more specific, the intelligence agency successfully kept a Windows vulnerability hidden from the public. Although the agency reported said issue to Microsoft, it is doubtful they did so […]
WannaCry is, in fact, the second attack to make use of the NSA-exploited Windows loopholes, it has emerged.
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On Friday, May 12 the Wanacryptor 2.0 (Wannacry) ransomware began spreading like wildfire across thousands of computers across the world. Over the past two days Wannacry has claimed over 223,000 victims using Windows operating systems through an alleged U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) exploit called an SMB worm. Also read: Widespread Ransomware `Wannacry´ Linked to NSA […]
A global ransomware attack developed using a leaked NSA tool successfully breached into 100,000 computer systems and servers across 99 countries. Bitcoin had minimal involv…