A new report that was issued by the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) indicates a massive increase in the cryptojacking activity this year only. The 459% increase has seen many new hackers and their attempts to hijack computer processing power in order to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero.
As we constantly report on our DC Forecasts crypto site, there are continuous attempts to steal user’s information or to mine cryptocurrency (such as Monero) from their computers. The cyberattacks include a lot of ways hackers attempt to steal information and get crypto for their malicious efforts.
However, it is also safe to say that the massive surge in cryptojacking is mostly due to the leak of EternalBlue, a tool that is used to exploit vulnerabilities in Windows-based systems. Both Windows and the NSA have their share of the blame for this leak, which occurred in 2017 when a group of hackers has put a packet of stolen NSA tools on the market.
Microsoft then blamed the US government for the breach, accusing it of “stockpiling weapons for cyber attack.” However, it is certain that everyone should be cautious nowadays, especially the traders and users that are active in the cryptocurrency world.
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“Because cyber security firms and anti-virus software operators responded quickly to the distribution of mining malware, the group of hackers were not able to generate a significant revenue from their operation. In most cases, anti-virus software detected the malware within three to seven days. If the malware was detected, the hackers sent new malware, but it was detected again by anti-virus software,”Carried into over 6,000 actively used computers, the operation managed to only generate $1,000 in profit in total.
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“Nor can WCF prove Shrem engaged in any misconduct. He did not. Shrem can show by verifiable evidence that he did not take the 5,000 bitcoins WCF accuses him of taking and that they belonged to Mr. X. Shrem, therefore, did not breach any duty to WCF, even if one were found to exist.”Both sides are going to meet in court tomorrow Nov. 8.
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