Which is worse: Getting hit with cryptomining malware or falling prey to ransomware? With the new version of a relatively older trojan named Rakhni, you don’t have to wonder — because it delivers both. The exploit, which was first discovered in 2013, has gotten a fair number of technical enhancements over its long journey. It started out as a early entry in the world of … Continue reading Ransomware or Cryptomining Malware? Rakhni is Both!
In a recent post, we discussed the basics of cryptocurrency — what it is, how it differs from traditional (fiat) currency and how it’s used. We looked at some of the major advantages of currency models such as BitCoin or Ethereum — how they prevent inflation, provide new opportunities for financial growth in rapidly evolving economies and allow for a truly viable digital counterpart to … Continue reading The Role of Cryptocurrency In Cyber Crime
This post has been updated to reflect the current BitCoin to UD Dollar exchange rate, a mind-blowing $9945. -11/28/17 Chances are you have come across terms like BitCoin, digital/cryptocurrency and Block Chain. Maybe it was on the nightly news in a report about the rising/tanking BitCoin economy, or maybe you have up close and personal experience with BitCoin-requesting ransomware. But beyond that, if you’re like … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency