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.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the arrest of two suspects tied to a major ransomware group in Ukraine. Also featured: Introducing "The Ransomware Files" and defining the next-gen CISO.
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.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how a cryptocurrency exchange bug has revealed North Korean monero laundering. Also featured are cyber insurance trends and cybercrime innovation.
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.
Weaknesses in the systems of ShapeShift, a U.K.-based cryptocurrency exchange, reveal how a North Korean-linked group laundered cryptocurrency that came from the WannaCry 2.0 attack. The issues undermined some protections in Monero, a cryptocurrency designed to provide a high degree of privacy.
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.
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
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase faces potential user trust challenges after a system error led it to send out false automated security alerts to about 125,000 customers indicating their two-factor authentication settings had been changed.
Users of OpenSea, a marketplace for blockchain-based digital assets such as crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens, are being targeted by scammers pretending to be the company's support staff on Discord. The attackers exploited a method OpenSea uses to service support tickets on Discord.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will monitor decentralized finance transactions, after contracting with the blockchain cybersecurity firm AnChain.AI. Legal experts suggest this and other recent moves preview increased regulation of the decentralized finance space.
Sen. Pat Toomey of the Senate Banking Committee is requesting input from the cryptocurrency and blockchain community to inform future legislation on its security and privacy. Several experts praise efforts to regulate the space, but cite its complexities.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss timely cybersecurity issues, including cryptocurrency exchange hacks and the cyber implications of the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul.