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MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised, Hackers Stealing Private Crypto Key

MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised, Hackers Stealing Private Crypto Key

BLOCKCHAIN, BTC MANAGER, CRYPTOCURRENCY, MONERO
A rogue version of file-hosting platform MEGA’s Chrome extension has triggered a major security alert from the company. The variant, first discovered by a contributor to the Monero project on September 4, 2018, was able to steal login information and private keys to cryptocurrency wallets. MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised The MEGA Chrome extension version 3.39.4 has been compromised and can now steal user’s Monero in addition to other sensitive information such as login information for Amazon, Live.com, Github.com, and Google’s webstore, according to recent posts on Twitter and Reddit. MEGA Chrome extension is a tool that claims to improve browser performance by reducing page loading times, in addition to providing a secure cloud storage service. On September 4, 2018, concerned individua
Hacked MEGA Chrome Extension Used to Steal Monero, Ether, and More

Hacked MEGA Chrome Extension Used to Steal Monero, Ether, and More

BITCOIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY, MONERO
On Tuesday, a user on Reddit alerted readers that the Chrome extension for the popular file-sharing platform MEGA had been hacked and used to steal users private keys, usernames, and passwords. The attack was later confirmed by both MEGA and Monero.At roughly 11:30 am EST on Tuesday, Reddit user u/gattacus posted an alert in the /r/Monero subreddit cautioning readers not to use v.3.39.4 of the MEGA Chrome extension because it appeared to have been hacked.u/gattacus explained:There was an update to the extension and Chrome asked for new permission (read data on all websites). That made me suspicious and I checked the extension code locally (which is mostly javascript anyways). MEGA also has the source code of the extension on github […] There was no commit recently. To me it looks either th
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 5

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 5

BITCOIN CASH, COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, EOS, IOTA, 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.Cryptocurrency prices are plunging across the board. As of press time, all of the top 10 coins are in the red. Barring Stellar and Bitcoin, each one is down by more than 7 percent. When an asset class enters a protracted bear phase, such falls are to be expected because the sentiment is brittle and any adverse news can cause panic among the traders.The previous attempt to rally in July was abandoned after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) p...
Hackers Breach MEGA Chrome Extension To Steal Crypto Private Keys

Hackers Breach MEGA Chrome Extension To Steal Crypto Private Keys

CRYPTOCURRENCY, ETHEREUM, MONERO, NEWSBTC
Modern technologies, such as the internet, smartphones, and blockchain, are often touted as world-changing innovations, and while this may be the case, there are still glaring problems with the security of digital systems.MEGA Falls Victim To Cybersecurity BreachOn Tuesday morning, concerned individuals across the web took to social media to reveal that malicious code had taken the place of MEGA’s chrome extension, which has been downloaded tens of millions of times across the globe. Some claimed that the updated code allowed the extension to gather sensitive data from popular websites across the internet.At first, many believed that this hack only affected popular websites, like Google and Facebook, but upon further analysis, cybersecurity experts noted that the updated MEGA extension cou
MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised to Steal Users’ Monero

MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised to Steal Users’ Monero

COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, MONERO
The MEGA Chrome extension version 3.39.4 has been compromised and can now steal user’s Monero in addition to other sensitive information, according to recent posts on Twitter and Reddit. MEGA Chrome extension is a tool that claims to improve browser performance by reducing page loading times, in addition to providing a secure cloud storage service.The official Twitter account of Monero (XMR) posted a warning, advising XMR holders to steer clear of MEGA.PSA: The official MEGA extension has been compromised and now includes functionality to steal your Monero: https://t.co/vzWwcM9E5k— Monero || #xmr (@monero) September 4, 2018Another user tweeted that, in addition to Monero, the extension could also steal sensitive user data. !!! WARNING !!!!!!! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!!LATEST VERSION OF MEGA CH
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 4

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 4

BITCOIN CASH, 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.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.Along with the traditional safe havens like gold, the U.S. dollar, and the Japanese Yen, cryptocurrencies have also made their presence felt in Turkey and Venezuela, which are reeling from economic crises.The increased volume of trading during moments of crisis in these nations shows that when the next major economic crisis hits the world, demand for cryptocurrencies will skyrocket, pushing prices higher.China and the U.S. are on the verge of a trade war, which is detrimental to the global economy. If n...
Bitcoin Seals Further Gains in a Mostly Green Market as Ethereum Fails to Break $300

Bitcoin Seals Further Gains in a Mostly Green Market as Ethereum Fails to Break $300

COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, DASH, IOTA, MONERO, NEO
Tuesday, September 4: crypto markets are largely green today, with Bitcoin (BTC) inching upwards yet further, and several large-market-cap alts seeing solid gains, as Coin360 data shows.Market visualization from Coin360Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at around $7,374 at press time, up over 1 percent on the day as it continues boost its newly won gains, according to Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin Price Index.Having reclaimed the $7,000 price point August 31, Bitcoin has seen a solid upwards trend and is now pushing $7,400. The top coin is trading an impressive $550 higher than its low on its weekly chart, with its 7-day rolling gains at almost 7 percent. On the month, Bitcoin is up a fraction of a percent.Bitcoin’s 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCapEthereum (ETH) is trading around $288 at press tim
Cryptocurrency Market Update: OmiseGO Volume Surges 230%, Price Spikes 12%

Cryptocurrency Market Update: OmiseGO Volume Surges 230%, Price Spikes 12%

MONERO, NEWSBTC
Markets are creeping up; Monero, OmiseGO, VeChain and Neo improving.Crypto markets are still a little sluggish this morning but the good news is that they have not fallen back again. Very minor gains have been made on the day keeping total market capitalization above $235 billion.Bitcoin has yet to make a move and is still trading around the same level, up half a percent to $7,280 at the moment. BTC has slowly been moving higher from its double bottom reversal pattern. Ethereum really is having a hard time at the moment and has fallen back again, down 1.5% on the day back to $285 where it has been for over a week.The altcoins are mixed this morning with little movement in either direction. The top ten is showing Litecoin with a 2.6% rise on the day to $66 but Monero is the biggest gainer w...
Monero Price Analysis: XMR/USD Long-Term Reversal on Bullish Forecasts?

Monero Price Analysis: XMR/USD Long-Term Reversal on Bullish Forecasts?

BITCOIN, MONERO
Monero recently surged past its long-term descending trend line to signal that the downtrend is over. Technical indicators are suggesting a continuation of the drop on the daily time frame, though.For one, the 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to show that the path of least resistance is to the downside. This means that the selloff is more likely to resume than to reverse. The gap is also sufficiently wide to show that there’s no imminent crossover yet.RSI is indicating overbought conditions or that buyers are feeling exhausted at this point and may let sellers take over. Similarly, stochastic is in the overbought zone and may be due to turn lower to reflect a return in selling pressure.However, this could simply mean that a pullback is in order before bulls gain more momentum. Zoom
Monero (XMR) Price Watch: Major Upside Break on Bullish Forecasts

Monero (XMR) Price Watch: Major Upside Break on Bullish Forecasts

MONERO, NEWSBTC
Monero Price Key HighlightsMonero was previously trending lower beneath a descending trend line connecting the highs since conception.Price just recently busted through this trend line to signal that a long-term reversal is underway.Technical indicators are still reflecting the presence of selling pressure, though.Monero made a significant upside break from a major descending trend line to signal a huge reversal.Technical Indicators SignalsThe 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the selloff is still more likely to resume than to reverse.However, price is climbing past the 100 SMA dynamic inflection point after breaking above the trend line to reflect a pickup in bullish pressure. Price could test the 200...