Monthly Archives - June 2020

Watch Out for Fake YouTube Channels Asking For Bitcoin

A group of highly organized scammers have commandeered a pair of Youtube channels and renamed them to "SpaceX Live" and "SpaceX" in order to capitalize on the popularity of Elon Musk and his SpaceX company. SpaceX made headlines recently with their manned launch out of Florida. Over the course of just two days, the scammers were able to collect nearly $150,000 in bitcoins. Here's how the scam works: It's fairly common knowledge that Elon Musk is a fan of cryptocurrency, and...

Thanos Ransomware May Get Around Certain Security Systems

In 2019, a new strain of ransomware called Thanos burst onto the scene and has since been spreading quietly and seeing increased adoption by hackers around the world. The code has been traced to a Russian hacker going by the name Nosophorus, who has been offering the software as 'Ransomeware-as-a-service' on Russian-speaking forums on the Dark Web since February 2020. The reason for Thanos' increasing popularity is that Nosophorus has monetized its spread, creating an affiliate program that shares revenue from...

Wishbone App Database Leaked To Public By Hacker

The hacking group calling themselves 'The Shiny Hunters' has been busy. Recently, they put databases containing user records from eleven different companies up for sale on the Dark Web, including a massive database containing some 40 million records belonging to the popular Wishbone app. Wishbone is a social media platform that's especially popular among children. It allows users to compare two items by way of a simple poll. The database was initially being offered for 0.85 bitcoin, which is, at...