Cryptomining malware targets unpatched servers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/14/cryptomining-unpatched-servers/ Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting unpatched server vulnerabilities to infect machines with cryptomining malware, according to a new report. The study from Check Point Software Technologies sees cryptomining malware dominate … Read more

Ubuntu Snap Store app contained cryptocurrency miner, showing open source doesn’t equal safe

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/13/ubuntu-snap-cryptocurrency/ There was a recent discovery that an app called “2048buntu” in the Ubuntu Snap Store contained cryptocurrency (Bytecoin) mining code. Thankfully, this app — and the developer’s other submissions … Read more

WikiLeaks calls for Coinbase boycott after the cryptocurrency exchange closes its store account

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/22/wikileaks-shop-coinbase-ban/ The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has closed the account of the WikiLeaks Shop — the official source of WikiLeaks merchandise — citing violations of its terms of services. WikiLeaks is … Read more

Hacker exploits Verge bug to generate cryptocurrency coins worth $780,000 in 3 hours

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/05/verge-cryptocurrency-hack/ Verge may not be the biggest cryptocurrency out there, but it does have quite a following and has generated enough interest to attract hackers. The cryptocurrency came under attack … Read more

Google kicks cryptomining extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/03/chrome-web-cryptomining-ban/ Amid growing concern about a disregard for Chrome Web Store policies, Google is slapping a ban on extensions that mine for cryptocurrencies. With immediate effect, no more cryptomining extensions … Read more

Coinbase receives e-money license in EU, will offer faster payments to UK customers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/14/coinbase-eu-e-money-license-faster-uk-payments/ The cryptocurrency market is going through a tough period right now. The cap is down significantly from the record high reached in January, Google is following Facebook in banning … Read more