Researchers Disclose Bot in Disguise Mining Crypto and Stealing User Data

Threat intelligence research team Cisco Talos has discovered a cryptocurrency mining botnet attack dubbed Prometei. The main purpose of the actor is to deploy users’ computer systems to mine Monero (XMR). Another possible goal is to steal Bitcoin (BTC) wallets that might be protected by passwords stolen with open-source app Mimikatz.

Retracing Monero’s Steps in 2019

Monero is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency launched in 2014. Unlike some other cryptocurrencies, Monero is not a Bitcoin fork and is based on its own whitepaper and codebase.

Will Monero, Dash, Zcash, And Other Private Coins Be Delisted?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies draw more and more attention from regulators and politicians around the world. Governments openly pursue monitoring of transactions. They tend to restrict or ban digital currencies that make the monitoring job harder.

Japanese Exchanges Could be Forced to Delist Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is ‘quietly’ pressuring local cryptocurrency exchanges to delist privacy-focused altcoins such as Monero, Zcash, and Dash.

Six Best Performing Altcoins of 2016

Bitcoin’s December rally caused some hype both in the cryptocommunity and in mainstream media, even though the latter has earlier repeatedly predicted its imminent death. The explanation is obvious: price increase upwards of 100 percent over 12 months is something any investor dreams of.