Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2138 Bitcoin scams: Beware of crooks trying to steal your cryptocurrency with these schemes
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the rising price and popularity of Bitcoin to try to steal the currency and distribute malware.

The cryptocurrency has become invaluable to cybercriminals who exploit its anonymous, decentralised nature as a tool for demanding ransomware payments and laundering various other ill-gotten gains.

This month social media Bitcoin scams have reached a new high, with over 125 million malicious links across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram designed to attack victims and extort Bitcoin.

These Bitcoin scams target social media because it's full of people who might be interested in buying and selling Bitcoin, but don't know much about it -- making them prime targets to be taken advantage of by scammers.
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#2149 Soundwaves used to produce fake data from accelerometers
#2148 A new trend in Android adware: abusing Android plugin frameworks
#2147 LastPass bugs allow malicious websites to steal passwords
#2146 Winnti abuses GitHub for C&C communications
#2145 Lithuanian con artist scams two US tech giants out of $100 million
#2144 Chinese crooks use fake cellular telephony towers to spread Android malware
#2143 Hackers: We will remotely wipe iPhones unless Apple pays ransom
#2142 DoubleAgent: 0day code injection and persistence technique
#2141 Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs
#2140 New LLTP ransomware appears to be a rewritten venus locker
#2139 Swearing trojan continues to rage, even after authors’ arrest
#2138 Bitcoin scams: Beware of crooks trying to steal your cryptocurrency with these schemes
#2137 Word document spreads macro malware targeting both Windows and macOS
#2136 New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implants to target Macs
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