Tag: Bitcoin

Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Kaspersky: Q4 DDoS attacks included accidental attacks, attempts to cash in on bitcoin

February 7, 2018

Via: CSO

While most DDoS attacks in the last quarter of 2017 were politically motivated sabotage or trending attempts to profit on the soaring price of bitcoin as well as grow the size of botnets before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, not […]


Ping Identity invests in blockchain vendor to create new identity standard

June 7, 2016

Via: Networkworld Security

Now, this is interesting. Ping Identity is a well-known identity vendor. Basically, Ping handles authentication, single sign-on (SSO) and other identity-related functions that large organizations have. The company competes with vendors such as OneLogin and Okta. So, what is it doing […]


Ransomware authors use the bitcoin blockchain to deliver encryption keys

April 15, 2016

Via: CSO

Ransomware authors are using the bitcoin blockchain, which serves as the cryptocurrency’s public transaction ledger, to deliver decryption keys to victims. The technique, which removes the burden of maintaining a reliable website-based infrastructure for cybercriminals, was observed in a recent […]