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  • Playing Hearthstone? Want to cheat? You might end up with Bitcoin-stealing malware

    Playing Hearthstone? Want to cheat? You might end up with Bitcoin-stealing malware

    net-security.org 10 Feb '16, 9am

    It's widely known that online gamers make great targets for cyber criminals: their dedication and enthusiasm for the game(s) often leads them to disregard warnings both from the games' creators and security firms aimed at keeping themselves and their computers safe. Each popular game ...

  • Innovative security research comes to Singapore

    Innovative security research comes to Singapore

    net-security.org 07 Sep '15, 7am

    Hack In The Box is set to host its first HITB GSAEC security event in Singapore next month with a 3 day single track conference and an all women fireside chat session held alongside the main conference program. Aimed at showcasing and highlighting next generation global security issue...

  • Two feds charged for stealing Bitcoin during Silk Road investigation

    Two feds charged for stealing Bitcoin during Silk Road investigation

    net-security.org 31 Mar '15, 8am

    Two former US federal agents have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses for stealing digital currency during their investigation of Silk Road. Carl M. Force, 46, of Baltimore, was a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Shaun W...

  • HITB GSEC Singapore

    net-security.org 17 Aug '15, 9am

    Redefining security visualization with Hollywood UI design Most security interfaces today leave a lot to be desired, and many security pros are gaming enthusiasts, accustomed to a sharp and engaging virtual world. ProtectWise wanted to give them a helpful security tool with an interac...

  • Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspends service in wake of compromise

    Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspends service in wake of compromise

    net-security.org 05 Jan '15, 4pm

    UK-based bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily suspended its service in the wake of an attack. "We have reason to believe that one of Bitstamp’s operational wallets was compromised on January 4th, 2015," they shared on the exhange's website. "As a security precaution against compr...

  • Bitcoin-themed phishing campaign creates quite a stir

    Bitcoin-themed phishing campaign creates quite a stir

    net-security.org 22 Aug '14, 1pm

    The latest massive email phishing campaign targeting Bitcoin users has had a unexpected click-through rate. The spam campaign came in two waves, and of the 12,000 messages detected by SaaS vendor Proofpoint, the overwhelming majority was directed to emails belonging to members of orga...

  • Bitcoin-stealing malware delivered via clever email campaign

    Bitcoin-stealing malware delivered via clever email campaign

    net-security.org 09 Jan '14, 5pm

    Users of popular Bitcoin exchanges are being actively targeted by cyber crooks looking to syphon funds out of their digital wallets. When cyber crooks are looking to infect as many Internet users with Bitcoin mining software, they usually start a wide-reaching, generic spam campaign. ...

  • Mac Bitcoin-stealing Trojan lurks on download sites and GitHub

    net-security.org 13 Feb '14, 10am

    Bitcoin-stealing Trojan that targets Mac users, has been spotted being offered on several download websites such as CNET's Download.com and MacUpdate.com , as well as masquerading as precompiled binaries in several GitHub projects. The malware's initial variant installs browser extens...

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