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Cybercriminals Attack Make-a-Wish Website to Mine Monero

Cybercriminals Attack Make-a-Wish Website to Mine Monero

BLOCKCHAIN, BTC MANAGER, CRYPTOCURRENCY, MONERO
The recent victim to a cryptojacking attack is U.S.-based non-profit organization Make-A-Wish Foundation’s website. Since March 2018, the hacker has been taking advantage of the Drupal vulnerability to mine Monero cryptocurrency, as per research findings from an independent research lab.  Exploiting Drupal Vulnerability On November 19, A crypto research firm Trustwave SpiderLabs findings suggest that cybercriminals infused a crypto mining software called CoinIMP, into the codes of Make-A-Wish website. CoinIMP miner is based on JavaScript and is commonly used by attackers who secretly embed the code into web pages and use it to mine Monero deploying the site visitors computer strengths.   The research firm points out that bad actors had an easy entry into the website as it was using an olde
Cybersecurity Firm Detects Cryptojacking Malware on Make-A-Wish Foundation Website

Cybersecurity Firm Detects Cryptojacking Malware on Make-A-Wish Foundation Website

COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, MONERO
Hackers have infected the website of global non-profit organization the Make-A-Wish Foundation with cryptojacking malware, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Trustwave posted Nov. 19.According to Trustwave researchers, crypto jackers managed to incorporate a JavaScript (JS) miner CoinImp into the domain worldwish.org in order to illicitly mine privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Similarly to the notorious Monero mining software CoinHive, CoinIMP has reportedly been using the computing power of website visitors to mine cryptocurrency.Per the report, the CoinImp script infected the website through the drupalupdates.tk domain, which is associated with another campaign that exploited a critical Drupal vulnerability to compromise websites since May 2018.The researchers noted t...
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON, IOTA: Price Analysis, Nov. 19

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON, IOTA: Price Analysis, Nov. 19

BITCOIN, COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, EOS, ETHEREUM, IOTA, MONERO, RIPPLE
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.After a period of three days, the crypto markets have resumed their downtrend. Total market capitalization of the crypto universe has dipped below $170 billion, which is a new yearly low.Following the increase in volatility and the renewed downtrend, some analysts have projected abysmally low prices for Bitcoin. When the sentiment is negative, such forecasts can scare new investors away, and also force the weaker hands to dump their holdings.In its short trading history, is this the first time that Bitcoin has ...
Crypto Markets See Flush of Green as Bitcoin Moves Closer to $5,600

Crypto Markets See Flush of Green as Bitcoin Moves Closer to $5,600

BITCOIN, BITCOIN CASH, COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, ETHEREUM, MONERO, RIPPLE
Sunday, Nov. 18: after a tumultuous week, the crypto markets are today signalling recovery, with most of the top ten cryptocurrencies seeing healthy growth of within a 1 to 7 percent range, and the vast majority of the top 100 crypto assets by market cap in the green, as data from Coin360 shows.Market visualization by Coin360After a steep decline Nov. 14, Bitcoin (BTC) is today showing signs of gentle growth, consolidating its incremental gains in recent days to push the $5,600 price point. As of press time, the leading cryptocurrency is trading at $5,595, up around 0.9 percent on the day, according to CoinMarketCap.After an brief plummet to $5,371 Nov. 16 — $1.000 dollars lower than its value just two days earlier — Bitcoin has slowly traded sideways and upwards over recent days.While man
US: Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention

US: Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention

COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, MONERO
The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pretrial incarceration, according to a tweet posted by a Bail Bloc co-founder Nov. 15.ICE is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the U.S, the mission of which is to monitor cross-border crime and illegal immigration. In 2017, the agency conducted 143,470 overall administrative arrests, 92 percent of which resulted in a criminal conviction or a pending criminal charge.In ICE detention people are required to pay an immigration bond in exchange for their immediate-term release, although statistically only 47 percent of those in detention are given a bond hearing. Those who cannot afford to pay the bond, or who are not grante...
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON, DASH: Price Analysis, Nov. 16

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON, DASH: Price Analysis, Nov. 16

COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, DASH, EOS, ETHEREUM, MONERO, RIPPLE
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.Bitcoin saw its third worst drop of 2018 on Nov. 14, as it broke down to new year-to-date lows. In doing so, it broke through the critical support of $5,900, which had held throughout the year. Prior to the breakdown, Bitcoin had entered a period of low volatility not seen in years.We were expecting the resolution of the tight range in cryptocurrencies to be to the upside, hence, our bias was on the long side. However, with the fall, the technical picture has weakened, and our assumption was proven wrong. We ne...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 14

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 14

BITCOIN, BITCOIN CASH, COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, EOS, ETHEREUM, MONERO, RIPPLE
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.After months of stability, cryptocurrencies are under a renewed bear attack, as total market capitalization has again dipped below $188 billion. The current sell-off comes after months of range bound trading on markets. This is a negative sign because it shows that, after a period of relative balance, sellers have gained the upper hand.None of the cryptocurrencies were spared in the carnage as most of the top ten tokens by market capitalization are down anywhere between 9-18 percent. This shows that selling has...

McAfee Labs Warns Over New Russian Monero Cryptojacking Malware ‘WebCobra’

COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, MONERO
Internet security provider and research lab McAfee Labs has uncovered new malware which secretly uses consumer devices to mine Monero (XMR), a blog post confirmed Nov. 12.Dubbed “WebCobra” and originating from Russia, the latest threat downloads one of two mining clients and uses the processor power of an infected device to generate coins for the perpetrators.Displaying the more “classic” behavior of so-called “cryptojacker” malware, WebCobra runs almost without a trace, McAfee Labs says, the only noticeable difference for the end user being reduced hardware performance.“Coin mining malware is difficult to detect. Once a machine is compromised, a malicious app runs silently in the background with just one sign: performance degradation,” researchers write, adding:“As the malware increases p
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 12

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 12

BITCOIN, BITCOIN CASH, COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, EOS, ETHEREUM, MONERO, RIPPLE
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.Nikolay Storonsky, CEO and co-founder of Revolut Ltd., a digital banking provider with a user base of two million, has said at the Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, that large institutions are showing little interest in digital assets.Any new technology takes time to catch up and become relevant to everyone. Even the internet took time to grow to its current scale. ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin has said that Blockchain might “take a little longer” than the internet to reach mass adoption.Venture capital inves
Interstellar Announces Pre-Release of Its Bulletproofs Implementation

Interstellar Announces Pre-Release of Its Bulletproofs Implementation

BLOCKCHAIN, BTC MANAGER, MONERO
Interstellar, a cryptocurrency wallet and decentralized exchange powered by the Stellar network, has launched the pre-release version of our Bulletproofs implementation, an important building block for a range of privacy-preserving protocols, the company announced in a blog post on November 8, 2018. Stable Interface for Creating and Verifying Range Proofs Popular online wallet and cryptocurrency exchange Interstellar has announced the pre-release of their new Bulletproofs implementation, aiming to provide users with a better performance and more secure privacy-preserving protocols. Announced back in April 2018, Interstellar’s implementation is written entirely in Rust, a powerful systems programming language made by Mozilla. Rust provides strong type-safety, prevents the accidental sharin