Cybercriminals have always been financially motivated and cryptocurrency mining is the latest trend in generating revenue by abusing the same age-old malware attack vectors previously associated with ransomware dissemination. The recent Bitcoin craze, with the currency peaking at $19,000 per unit, has focused cybercriminals on crypto mining, instead of traditional ransomware. In fact, crypto currency-enabled […]
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are today’s hottest investment opportunities. They have made millions of dollars for savvy investors. Yet cryptocurrencies have become the target of widespread theft and scams. They are also central to digital extortion, money laundering and other crimes that can impact you—even if you don’t invest in cryptocurrency. First, cryptocurrencies became the payment […]
Bitcoin Core Wallet information is stored in a file called wallet.dat that holds the digital ownership of your BTC. wallet.dat is not encrypted by default, as soon as someone gains access to your computer, they will be able to spend your coins instantly.