Researchers at Uptycs Threat Research have uncovered a campaign in which the cloud-focused cryptojacking group TeamTNT is deploying malicious container images hosted on Docker Hub with an embedded script to download testing tools used for banner grabbing and port scanning.
New York State AG Letitia James served cease and desist letters to two cryptocurrency lending platforms that her office says engage in "unregistered and unlawful activities." Three other platforms were told by the OAG to "immediately provide information about their activities and products."
The U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled additional steps to curb the illicit use of cryptocurrencies on Friday, warning enterprises not to engage with sanctioned entities exploiting the financial system - particularly to launder ransomware proceeds.
A congressional letter sent to the heads of four federal agencies expressed an urgent need for the Biden administration to continue combating ransomware. This includes a particular focus on the cryptocurrency infrastructure that is enabling these cyberattacks, four Democratic lawmakers say.
The U.S. Department of Justice said this week it will pursue government contractors that fail to report cybersecurity incidents. The department also announced the formation of a Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team to prosecute the misuse of virtual currencies.
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate which, if passed, would find the Treasury Department actively monitoring cryptocurrency mining abroad, as well as its ultimate impact on U.S. supply chains for critical resources, including semiconductors.
The U.S. Federal Reserve said Wednesday it is continuing to evaluate the creation of a central bank digital currency, or CBDC, and that it intends to publish research on the subject shortly, according to Chair Jerome Powell.
U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has contracted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide its blockchain monitoring software, according to government tracking sites. The U.S.-based exchange also withdrew plans to launch a crypto lending program amid tensions with the SEC.
In the latest security incident involving a decentralized finance protocol, cross-chain project pNetwork announced Sunday it had been hacked for 277 pBTC, a form of wrapped bitcoin, with losses worth over $12 million at current value.
Amid growing calls for cryptocurrency regulations, the U.S. acting comptroller of the currency has made a definitive statement on safeguarding investors and how cryptocurrency should intersect with traditional financial institutions.
New York officials won a court order shuttering cryptocurrency trading platform Coinseed, after it allegedly defrauded thousands of investors out of millions of dollars, according to State Attorney General Letitia James. The court also awarded a $3 million judgment against Coinseed and its CEO.
U.S. SEC Chair Gary Gensler testified before the Senate on Tuesday and again called for comprehensive cryptocurrency regulations, citing a need to reduce cybersecurity risks, other market risks, and criminal efforts to defraud investors, while simultaneously advancing the space.
Merger and acquisition activity picked up in September with BitSight, Tenable and Mastercard, all making deals. Moody's became BitSight's largest shareholder after making a $250 million investment in the company.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how ransomware affiliates change operators and why terrorists aren't launching massive cyberattacks.
Researchers have discovered email fraud campaigns in which unidentified threat actors are swindling victims out of bitcoin by tempting them with a substantial amount of tax-free cryptocurrency. This follows an SEC warning about fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes making the rounds