Month: December 2018

A Look at 3 Illicit Mining Groups Who Target Enterprise Services

New research explores the similarities of three illicit mining cybercrime groups that are known to compromise enterprise services in order to install miners. Combined, these three groups have generated approximately 1,200 Monero coins, […]

Coinbase lets you convert one cryptocurrency into another

It’s hard to believe that you still had to convert your BTC into USD in order to buy ETH on Coinbase. The company is finally adding direct cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency conversions. The feature works with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ET…

Pros are ditching the Bitcoin market, JPMorgan says

After the speculative bubble in digital assets burst last year, markets have pummeled Bitcoin, the most valuable and well-known cryptocurrency.

Michael Novogratz Predicts Bitcoin Declines Won’t Get (Too Much) Worse

The chief executive officer of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. said that amid convulsions in the world economy, the macro trading environment has become even more interesting than the market for digital currencies. “We are entering a…

Connecting the dots between recently active cryptominers

Post authored by David Liebenberg and Andrew Williams. Executive Summary Through Cisco Talos’ investigation of illicit cryptocurrency mining campaigns in the past year, we began to notice that many of these campaigns shared remarkably similar TTPs, which we a…

As Cryptocurrency Crash Continues, Will Mining Threat Follow?

Post authored by Nick Biasini. Executive Summary As 2018 draws to a close, one technology has definitively left its mark on the year: cryptocurrencies. Digital currencies started the year out strong after a meteoric rise toward the end of 2017. Since then, it…

Pros Are Ditching the Bitcoin Market, JPMorgan Says

“Participation by financial institutions in Bitcoin trading appears to be fading,” analysts including Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou wrote in a research note dated Dec. 14. “Key flow metrics have downshifted dramatically,” including in futures markets and in average…

Evolution Virus – How to Remove It

The Evolution virus has been found to be distributed using the most common ransomware delivery methods. The captured samples so far are relatively low and only a limited number of infections have been reported. A popular method is the coordination of SPAM ema…