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Dark Web’s DarkMarket Shut Down

It seems that the Dark Web is no longer safe to conduct any business for people trading in illicit goods. Cybercriminals would now have to be extra careful or take their business elsewhere, a darker web, if it exists, or maybe just maintain a small footprint to keep under the radar. The world’s largest online marketplace for illegal…
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Ransomware Holds Users Privates Hostage

Imagine having to pay with Bitcoin, without any knowledge beforehand of cryptocurrency, just to free Willy. This has already happened to some users of Qiui Cellmate, a Bluetooth-enabled chastity belt sex toy, should it be infected with ransomware. And this could be the future for others if they’re not careful. Qiui Cellmate is a…
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ElectroRAT Steals from Crypto-Wallets

With Bitcoin peaking at 40,000 dollars, this is not the time for owners to have unsecured wallets. ElecrtoRAT is a malware cryptocurrency miners and users need to watch out for. It is part of a scheme that uses malware to distribute cryptocurrency Trojans that has been active since January of 2020, according to cybersecurity firm Intezer. …
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Golang Worm Turns Hacked Systems into Monero Miners

With Bitcoin on an all-time high, the idea of having any kind of cryptocurrency such as Monero becomes much more appealing. And with the Bitcoin frenzy, mining machines, graphics cards become more scarce and expensive. The best alternative for such issues is to hijack other machines to do the mining and that is what a newly discovered Worm written…
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Ransomware Gangs Resort to Corporate Blackmail

Industrial espionage is nothing new and the targets are often executives or employees in sensitive positions. What’s new is how it’s now being conducted. It no longer involves wiretapping or on-site espionage through moles. It’s now conducted in cyberspace, through compromised networks leading to executive workstations, where practically everything…
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Zyxel, the Dangers of Hard-coding Credentials

Zyxel, a major producer of network devices is once again in hot water because it once again implemented a taboo when it comes to developing hardware and software solutions. Zyxel has once again used a hardcoded credential backdoor on its major lines of network and firewall devices. Threat actors are now busy scanning networks for companies that use…
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Gaming, the Next Big Thing for Cybercrime

The world of electronic gaming has practically eclipsed other forms of entertainment in terms of combined income, and was expected to rake in 170 billion by the end of 2020. Which isn’t far off, as gaming has taken the place of other social activities and sports events. By 2022, that amount could reach 200 billion. Gaming therefore is now expected…
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Ryuk Ransomware Threatens Healthcare

The worst possible victim for ransomware nowadays is the healthcare sector. Unfortunately, they’re the most appealing targets of ransomware operators because these organizations cannot afford any downtime brought about by any type of malware. A few seconds of downtime could mean life or death for patients and because of that, they tend to pay up.…
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