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Monero Mining Campaign Exploits Vulnerable Docker Services with 9Hits Viewer Twist

A novel campaign has emerged, targeting vulnerable Docker services with threat actors deploying the XMRig cryptocurrency miner alongside the 9Hits Viewer software as part of a multifaceted monetization strategy. Cloud security firm Cado highlights that this marks the first documented case of malware employing the 9Hits application as a payload, indicating a strategic shift by […]

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Inferno Drainer Ceases Operations After Massive Crypto Wallet Phishing Campaign

The notorious phishing operation, Inferno Drainer, which functioned under the scam-as-a-service model, officially announced its shutdown in November 2023. Operating from November 2022 to November 2023, Inferno Drainer targeted cryptocurrency wallet providers in a widespread campaign, inflicting substantial financial damage. Victims fell prey to sophisticated phishing websites, connecting their cryptocurrency wallets with the attackers’ infrastructure.

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Cryptocurrency Wallets Compromised in Active Exploitation of Windows Defender Vulnerability (CVE-2023-36025) by Phemedrone Stealer

Trend Micro’s recent discovery unveils an ongoing exploitation of the Windows Defender vulnerability CVE-2023-36025, leading to infections by the newly identified Phemedrone Stealer. This sophisticated malware specifically targets cryptocurrency wallets, web browsers, and messaging apps, extracting sensitive data and system information. Exploiting a flaw in Microsoft Windows Defender SmartScreen, threat actors can bypass security measures,

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Solana Users Targeted in $4.17 Million Phishing Scam: Rainbow Drainer and Node Drainer Deplete Assets

Scam Sniffer’s recent tracking reveals an alarming surge in phishing websites targeting Solana users, resulting in the theft of approximately $4.17 million from 3947 victims. Rainbow Drainer, identified after an airdrop phishing incident, exploited curiosity among ZERO token holders, leading to losses of $2.14 million. Additionally, a new phishing campaign, now without NFT deployments, targets

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Researchers Uncover Undetectable Cloud-Based Crypto Miner Exploiting Microsoft Azure

November 8, 2023. Cybersecurity researchers at SafeBreach have revealed the development of the first fully undetectable cloud-based cryptocurrency miner using the Microsoft Azure Automation service. The miner, discovered through three different methods, can execute in a victim’s environment without raising suspicion. Leveraging a bug in the Azure pricing calculator, the miner can run an infinite

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Former Navy IT Manager Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Prison for Orchestrating Massive Identity Theft Scheme, Selling the Info For $160,000 in Bitcoin

October 17, 2023. Marquis Hooper, a former U.S. Navy IT manager, has been sentenced to five years and five months in prison for his role in illegally acquiring and selling the personally identifiable information (PII) of U.S. citizens on the dark web. Hooper, along with his wife Natasha Renee Chalk, pleaded guilty to aggravated identity

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The Rise and Fall of Digital Bandits ‘ACG’: From High Life Hackers to National Menace

October 16, 2023. Joseph Cox’s compelling investigation, “The Rise and Fall of Digital Bandits ‘ACG,’” chronicles the transformative journey of a group of hackers from their early high-profile exploits to becoming a national menace. Cox meticulously traces the group’s origins and initial forays into the world of hacking, portraying their ascent to notoriety. The narrative

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Abraxas Darknet Market Resurfaces: Entity Moves $144M in Bitcoin, Sparking Speculation

August 23, 2023. According to ZachXBT, an entity has transferred around 4,800 BTC ($144M) from the dormant Abraxas darknet market, notorious for its illicit trade activities before exit-scamming in November 2015. This revelation has sparked speculation and raised questions about the sudden movement of funds from a market long considered inactive. The entity not only

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New York Gang’s Cash-for-Bitcoin Operation Unveiled: $30 Million in Criminal Transactions Exposed

October 20, 2023. Court records reveal a New York gang’s illicit cash-for-Bitcoin service, generating over $30 million through unconventional methods like street-corner transactions, drive-by pickups, and table displays of cash. The FBI’s extensive investigation, initiated in April 2021, exposed an underground Bitcoin exchange linked to criminal activities. Operated by individuals including Shaileshkumar Goyani, Brijeshkumar Patel,

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Project Spartacus – Inscribing Wikileaks Afghan War Logs On Bitcoin

Project Spartacus, at the intersection of journalism and peer-to-peer technology, uses Ordinals, a metaprotocol leveraging the Bitcoin blockchain for decentralized and immutable publishing. With a mission to highlight freedom in communication, Spartacus utilizes Ordinal inscriptions to permanently store 76,000 logs from the war in Afghanistan. This groundbreaking initiative ensures censorship resistance, allowing users to contribute

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