Fortnite gamers targeted by data theft malware

If you’ve ever been tempted to cheat at Fortnite, think again—with the release of season six of the popular video game, we found a data theft malware masquerading as a cheat tool, ready to steal your browser sessions, cookies, and even your Bitcoin.

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Mass WordPress compromises redirect to tech support scams

Thousands of WordPress sites have been injected with the same malicious redirection. We review the infection details and the malicious traffic leading to browser lockers.

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New Deepfakes forum goes mining with Coinhive

With the collapse of the main Deepfakes hubs on Reddit, users have moved away to other forums. Problem is, at least one of them is mining for cryptocurrency. Can your PC handle it?

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A week in security (January 22 – January 28)

A compilation of notable security news from January 22 to January 28, featuring multiple bitcoin and ransomware scams, the rise of spyware, human trafficking as a twisted malware service, and more.

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RIG exploit kit campaign gets deep into crypto craze

We take a look at a prolific campaign that is focused on the distribution of coin miners via drive-by download attacks. We started to notice larger-than-usual payloads from the RIG exploit kit around November 2017, a trend that has continued more recently via a campaign dubbed Ngay.

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There’s a hole in my bucket: Bitcoin scams aim to exploit volatile market

The world of Bitcoin is ablaze with profit, speculation, and potential riches for all. Unfortunately, scammers are in on the action and will stop at nothing to relieve the unwary of their digital fortunes. What are the threats, and what can you do to stay safe?

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How cryptocurrency mining works: Bitcoin vs. Monero

Why do threat actors prefer mining for Monero rather than the very hot Bitcoin cryptocurrency? Let us point out the reasons.

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Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail

Text messages are being sent around claiming recipients are in possession of a Bitcoin. That would be quite a lot of free money…if it were true. Instead you get the Bitcoin Code, a dodgy trading site we recommend staying far away from.

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Magnitude EK actor goes for Bitcoin multiplier scam (updated)

A Bitcoin multiplier scam in disguise is the latest trick pulled by the Magnitude exploit kit operator.

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Explained: blockchain technology

Continuing education about cryptocurrency, we provide some insight into the technology behind blockchain and explain what makes it secure.

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