ransomware

California City Confirms It Was Hit by Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

According to its city manager, Steve Schwabauer, Lodi City, California, was hit by a ransomware attack earlier this year. Those…

US Prosecutors Indict BTC-e Crypto Exchange, Seek Millions in Penalties

United States prosecutors have filed a complaint against now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e and its suspected operator Alexander Vinnik, according to…

Bitcoin-Seeking Ransomware ‘Ryuk’ Virus Found and Studied in China

Tencent Yujian Threat Intelligence Center says that a Ryuk ransomware virus has been spotted in China. The intelligence center released…

Trump Blasts Bitcoin For Illicit Use As NY College Is Hit With $2M Ransomware

Last night, the TV personality, businessman, president of the “free world,” Donald Trump took to twitter to blast Bitcoin, Facebook’s…

Riviera Beach City Council Agrees to Pay $600,000 in BTC to Ransomware Attackers

The city council of Riviera Beach, Florida has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 worth of Bitcoin (BTC) to regain access…

Chainalysis: 64% of Ransomware Attackers Launder Proceeds via Crypto Exchanges

United States-based blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis claims that 64% of ransomware attack cash-out strategies involve the laundering of funds via…

App Offering Free Bitcoin and Ether to Users Is a Scam, Malware Hunter Warns

An app that claims to give users the chance to earn $45 a day in free bitcoin (BTC) is a scam, according…

Crypto Miners Dominate Top 10 List of Most Prolific Malware Threats

A global threat report has concluded that the three most common malware variants detected in April were crypto miners, according…

Study Finds Most Ransomware Solutions Just Pay Out Crypto

A study by ProPublica found that most ransomware solutions providers have one weird trick for getting rid of hackers –…

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

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware…

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