Browsing the "Cybercrime" Tag

Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat Than Ransomware, Says Report

| Christine Kim

Illicit crypto-miners and ransomware have swapped places in popularity among cybercriminals, says a security firm.

International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial Crime

| Muyao Shen

Tax authorities from five different nations are coming together to combat international financial crimes, with a focus on cryptocurrencies.

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Trump Administration Working on ‘Comprehensive Strategy’ for Crypto

| Nikhilesh De

A senior U.S. official said Tuesday that the government is looking into creating a "comprehensive strategy" around cryptocurrencies.

Botnet Infects Half a Million Servers to Mine Thousands of Monero

| Annaliese Milano

A cryptocurrency miner botnet has infected more than half a million machines, hijacking them to mine as much as $3.6 million worth of monero.

Europol Warns Zcash, Monero and Ether Playing Growing Role in Cybercrime

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Europol has for the first time released a cybercrime report examining the growing popularity of zcash, monero and ethereum on the darknet.

Swedish Police to Seek EU Funds for Cryptocurrency Research

| Wolfie Zhao

National police forces in Europe are seeking new cash for research on how to tackle cybercrimes involving digital currency.

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Bitcoin Exchange Operator Sentenced to Five-and-a-Half Years in Prison

| Stan Higgins

The former operator of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison.

Bitcoin Experts to Congress: Overseas Exchanges Are Enabling Cybercrime

| Aaron Stanley

A hearing at US congressional subcommittee yesterday saw discussion of the role cryptocurrencies play in cybercrime.

DC Blockchain Advocates Seek Distance From Bitcoin Amid Ransomware Wave

| Aaron Stanley

Blockchain advocates are trying to recast the narrative surrounding bitcoin as recent upticks in ransomware trouble Capitol Hill.

UN Agency Launches Cryptocurrency Cybercrime Training

| Stan Higgins

The United Nations agency dedicated to fighting drug trafficking and organized crime has developed a new cryptocurrency training program.