ransomware

Chinese Government Officials Targeted With Ransomware, North Korea Suspected

A statement issued by the People’s Government of Yiling District, Yichang has revealed that Chinese officials have been the target…

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, successor to the shuttered BTC-e exchange, has again been tied to illicit funds gained through ransomware attacks.…

PwC: Bitcoin Ransomware Hackers Laundered Money via WEX Exchange

Big Four consulting and auditing company PwC has linked Iranian nationals behind Bitcoin (BTC) ransomware scheme SamSam to the crypto…

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

About $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency had been obtained via illicit means in 2018, according to research published by crypto analytics…

New Malware Attacks Hold ASIC Miners to Ransom

According to reports from cybersecurity researchers, there’s a new ransomware virus on the loose that’s targeting bitcoin miners. A file…

Research Suggests Russian-Based Hackers Behind Ryuk Ransomware’s $2.5 Million Gains

A recent spate of ransomware attacks estimated to have earned hackers 705.08 Bitcoin (BTC) ($2.5 million) likely came from Russian…

The US Government Is Powerless to Block Bitcoin Addresses

It has been widely reported this week that the U.S. government has blacklisted two BTC addresses linked to cyber crime.…

US Treasury Dept. Takes Action Against Two Iranians Allegedly Involved in BTC Ransomware

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Iranians allegedly involved in Bitcoin (BTC) ransomware scheme SamSam, the Treasury reported in…

The Daily: Hackers in High Demand, China Hires Cryptographer

Traders in the US, Russia and China are the most common victims of cyberattacks targeting cryptocurrency exchanges as you’ll discover…

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