Report: Cyber Criminals Are Using YouTube To Install Cryptojacking Malware

Major antivirus software supplier Eset has found cyber criminals using YouTube to distribute mining modules to cryptojack Monero. Slovakian software security firm Eset has uncovered that cyber criminals behind the Stantinko botnet have been distributing a Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency mining module via Youtube. On Nov. 26, the major antivirus software Continue Reading

Bittrex Exchange Denies It Sought to Collaborate With Ukrainian Government

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has denied claims that the exchange sought to collaborate with the Ukrainian government. A Ukrainian government official said that United States cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex sought to collaborate with the Ukrainian government on developing the country’s cryptocurrency industry. In a Nov. 20 interview with domestic blockchain media outlet Continue Reading

Former US Gov’t Official, Capital One Exec Joins Payments Startup C Labs

Cryptocurrency payment startup C Labs recruits former managing vice president at Capital One to oversee the company’s compliance strategy. Cryptocurrency payment startup C Labs has hired former United States government official Jai Ramaswamy to oversee the company’s compliance strategy. On Nov. 26, Coindesk reported that Ramaswamy had joined C Labs, Continue Reading

Former PBoC Head: China’s Digital Yuan Will Favor Payments and Retail

China’s digital currency approach will favor international payments and domestic retail system, former PBoC governor Zhou Xiaochuan said. China’s digital currency approach will be favoring international payments and domestic retail system, a former senior official said. Zhou Xiaochuan, the president of the Chinese Finance Association and former governor of the Continue Reading

New Crypto-Stealing Malware Infected 80,000 Computers, Microsoft Says

Microsoft security analysts reveal that cryptocurrency-stealing malware “Dexphot” already infected 80,000 computers earlier this year. The Microsoft Defender ATP research team shares insights on a new cryptocurrency-stealing malware variant that has infected close to 80,000 computers. On Nov. 26, Microsoft security analysts revealed that the malware, called Dexphot, had already Continue Reading