• Cybercriminals Target Blockchain in DNS Attack

    securityweek.com 14 Oct '16, 10am

    Fortunately, Blockchain and the compromised registrar acted quickly and the DNS changes propagated only partially across the Web. The company decided to shut down its entire platform to analyze the incident, but the investigation revealed that the cybercriminals had only gained access...

  • Ad Network InMobi Settles FTC Charges Over Location Tracking

    securityweek.com 23 Jun '16, 1pm

    With best intentions to adhere to COPPA requirements, InMobi implemented a process to exclude any publisher’s site or app identified as a COPPA app from interest-based, behavioral advertising. During the investigation by FTC, InMobi discovered that there was a technical error at InMob...

  • Singapore Blocking Internet Access on Government Computers

    securityweek.com 08 Jun '16, 11am

    "We have started to separate Internet access from the work stations of a selected group of public service officers, and will do so for the rest of the public service officers progressively over a one-year period," the IDA said in a written reply to AFP queries.

  • CryptXXX Ransomware Steals Bitcoin, Private Data

    securityweek.com 21 Apr '16, 2am

    After distributing Pony between November 2014 and December 2015, this specific instance of Bedep started dropping an undocumented “private stealer” until last month. The CryptXXX ransomware’s info stealing abilities are similar to those of the private stealer. According to Proofpoint ...

  • Singapore PM Defends Government Internet Blockage

    securityweek.com 10 Jun '16, 11am

    Singapore PM Defends Government Internet Blockage VMware Patches Critical Flaw in NSX, vCNS Products Wendy's Finds More PoS Systems Hit by Malware Stolen LinkedIn Data Used in Personalized Email Attacks Trihedral Patches Flaws in SCADA Software Chrome Flaw Allowed Hackers to Run Malic...

  • Bitcoin Trader Cryptsy Robbed via IRC Backdoor

    securityweek.com 19 Jan '16, 2pm

    Cryptsy also notes that they alerted the Miami FBI, but were redirected to report the issue on the I3C website and that no reply was received so far. For the time being, the website is suspending trades and withdrawals indefinitely until a solution to the problem is found, one of the ...

  • Bitcoin Lending Platform Loanbase Breached

    securityweek.com 08 Feb '16, 10am

    Companies that trade Bitcoin have been increasingly targeted by malicious actors. Last month, Bitcoin trader Cryptsy informed customers of a breach that took place in July 2014, arguing that it delayed the notification for so long because it had been unsuccessfully trying to get the F...

  • Bitcoin's 'Blockchain' Tech May Transform Banking

    securityweek.com 20 Dec '15, 5pm

    The use of blockchain began in 2009 with the introduction of bitcoin and other virtual currencies that are generated by complex chains of interactions among a huge network of computers around the planet, and are not backed by any government or central bank, unlike traditional currencies.