Study Finds Most Ransomware Solutions Just Pay Out Crypto
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Study Finds Most Ransomware Solutions Just Pay Out Crypto

btcethereumadmin - May 15, 2019

A study by ProPublica found that most ransomware solutions providers have one weird trick for getting rid of hackers – paying them off. Ransomware activity is growing…

Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study
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Bitcoin
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Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

btcethereumadmin - April 19, 2019

Bitcoin continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments — 98% as compared with just 2% for privacy coins like dash and monero. Bitcoin…

Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report
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Crime
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Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report

btcethereumadmin - April 19, 2019

The average cryptocurrency payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019, according to a firm that helps victims pay ransoms. In its quarterly…

PayPal Aims to Prevent Crypto Ransomware Attacks With New Patent
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Blockchain
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PayPal Aims to Prevent Crypto Ransomware Attacks With New Patent

btcethereumadmin - April 18, 2019

PayPal was granted a cybersecurity patent to prevent crypto ransomware hackers from locking up users’ files. Digital payments giant PayPal has won a cybersecurity patent to protect…

PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware
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Crypto News
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PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

btcethereumadmin - April 18, 2019

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects. First filed in…

Chinese Government Officials Targeted With Ransomware, North Korea Suspected
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Crypto News
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Chinese Government Officials Targeted With Ransomware, North Korea Suspected

btcethereumadmin - March 15, 2019

A statement issued by the People’s Government of Yiling District, Yichang has revealed that Chinese officials have been the target of a ransomware email attack in recent…

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC
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Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

btcethereumadmin - March 5, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, successor to the shuttered BTC-e exchange, has again been tied to illicit funds gained through ransomware attacks. According to a recent bulletin from consulting…

PwC: Bitcoin Ransomware Hackers Laundered Money via WEX Exchange
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Crypto News
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PwC: Bitcoin Ransomware Hackers Laundered Money via WEX Exchange

btcethereumadmin - March 4, 2019

Iranian Bitcoin hackers used the WEX exchange to launder Bitcoin acquired through ransomware, according to a PwC report. Big Four consulting and auditing company PwC has linked…

Research Reveals $1.7 Billion Obtained via Crypto Thefts and Scams in 2018
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Research Reveals $1.7 Billion Obtained via Crypto Thefts and Scams in 2018

btcethereumadmin - January 30, 2019

About $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency was obtained via illicit means in 2018, according to a newly published report. About $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency had been obtained via…

New Malware Attacks Hold ASIC Miners to Ransom By Threat of Overheating
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Crypto News
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New Malware Attacks Hold ASIC Miners to Ransom By Threat of Overheating

btcethereumadmin - January 25, 2019

According to reports from cybersecurity researchers, there’s a new ransomware virus on the loose that’s targeting bitcoin miners. A file locking program called H-Ant has allegedly infected…