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Experts Warn of Rising Ransomware in 2015

Security experts are expecting 2015 to be the year where ransomware and extortionware grows significantly, according to reports. In its 2015 Threats Prediction Report, McAfee Labs says that this year we will see an increase in the use of cyber espionage and cyber warfare tactics, with analysts predicting an increase in ransomware and extortionware, where […]

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Study Claims 80% of Tor Traffic Related to Child Abuse

More than 80 percent of ‘dark net’ traffic is to sites hosting child-abuse content, according to a University of Portsmouth study of Tor ‘hidden services’ websites but some researchers have pointed out possible skewed results in the findings. The study’s findings were revealed at the recent Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg. Using Tor’s technology to […]

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Best VPN for Torrent Clients & P2P

Whether it’s grabbing digital content for free or taking a stand against corporations that make huge profits, copyright piracy remains one of the most popular online phenomena of all time. Although online piracy can lead to prison terms in some cases, file sharing through torrents isn’t slowing down. Millions of Internet users seed and leech […]

85% of all Phishing Scams Sourced from China, Says Report

According to a newly minted report from the Anti-Phishing Workgroup, nearly 85 percent of all phishing attacks on the open Internet are launched on behalf of hackers and criminal organizations from inside the red giant, China. Out of 22,679 malicious domain registrations reviewed by the research team, over 19,000 of them were registered in China […]

VPN Providers Offer Huge Discounts on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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Silk Road 2.0 Bust Shuts Down Several Other Domains

The recent take down of Silk Road 2.0 was a part of a much larger crackdown operation by the FBI and UK’s National Crime Association in several countries, seizing several darknet domains. The police have arrested 17 individuals from several countries and the bust has resulted in the shutdown of more than 25 other Tor […]

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High-End Keyless Cars Become Popular Targets For Thieves

Criminal gangs have started targeting high-end cars featuring keyless security systems, warned a motoring group industry cited by the BBC. The thieves are acquiring equipment, generally used for legitimate means, for acts of car theft and to reprogram keys. Keyless ignition and entry typically works for the driver with a key fob, which opens the […]

Italian Councils Paralyzed By Bitcoin Ransomware Virus

Municipal councils across Italy have seen their PC files encrypted by a ransomware virus demanding Bitcoin payments to decrypt the files. Ransom demands are starting at around €400 Euros and failure to pay the amount within three days doubles the ransom. Officers in Bussoleno, a small town in Northern Italy, could only recover important data […]

WordPress Resets User Passwords After Gmail Leak

In a precautionary move, WordPress.com has reset 100,000 users’ passwords following this week’s Gmail password dump on a Bitcoin forum. “This list was not generated as a result of an exploit of WordPress.com, but since a number of emails on the list matched email addresses associated with WordPress.com accounts, we took steps to protect our […]

5 Million Gmail Passwords Allegedly Leaked

New reports have surfaced that indicate about five million Gmail accounts have been compromised with hackers posting the usernames and passwords on a Russian bitcoin forum. The alleged hack has been brought to our attention by the netsec subreddit on Reddit. A number of websites have also popped up claiming to be “checker sites” that […]

Hacker Takes Control of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Email

A hacker claims to have gained access to the email account of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin and until this point, a secret and anonymous figure. The hacker is threatening to reveal private information in exchange for money. The hacker who is going by the name, “Jeffrey”, responded to emails from Wired and stated […]

Access to Crimeware Doubles China’s Cyber Crime

Low priced cyber-criminal toolkits are fueling cyber criminal activity in China where criminals are investing in equipment and software used in cyber-attacks against consumers, businesses and governments. Trend Micro has analyzed the trends in the Chinese underground marketplace and found activity doubled between 2012 and 2013. The researchers at the firm found that compromised hosts, […]

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IPVanish Adds Bitcoin To Its List of Payment Options

IPVanish has added another payment method – Bitcoin cryptocurrency – to their list of global payment options. With Bitcoin, users can enjoy absolute anonymity as it is completely untraceable and 100 percent private. While IPVanish provides services for users to stay safe from hackers; with this latest payment addition, user identity can be protected from […]

Hackers Jump on Ukraine Conflict to Execute Bitcoin Heist

The Russia-Ukraine conflict might be bad for both countries, but it is a great way for hackers to take advantage earn some money using a malware that targets bitcoin wallets. Cybersecurity company, Bitdefender Labs, has presented a report focusing on the digital currency market. It shows how a group of hackers has disguised malware to […]

Bitcoin Theft Empties Cannabis Road Coffers

The underground marijuana marketplace Cannabis Road has announced that upwards of $100,000 dollars has been stolen from their site in the form of 200 Bitcoin, that was stolen in a single swipe that goes down as one of the largest heists in the cryptocurrency’s short three-year history. The lead developer for the project, who goes […]