Beware: Bitcoin Extortion Scam All Filipino Tagalog 2021 Edition

I received a very interesting Bitcoin Extortion Scam emal and unlike the last time it is now in Tagalog/Filipino 🙂 na. So I’m posting the contents here at menardconnect.com as a public awareness. To all my friends, family and readers, please be alert and be prepared to spot the scam and avoid being victimized. Pagbati,… Continue reading Beware: Bitcoin Extortion Scam All Filipino Tagalog 2021 Edition

Beware: Bitcoin Extortion Scam Part 01

This is a public awareness on a Bitcoin Extortion Scam that I encountered here in my blog. Below is the content of the email they sent me: xxx From: *redacted*@menardconnect.comTo: *redacted*@menardconnect.com Date: 7 Mar 2019 hh:mm:ss +0x00 Subject: Security Alert. Your accounts was hacked by criminal group. Hi, your account has been infected! Renew the… Continue reading Beware: Bitcoin Extortion Scam Part 01

TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog: Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace?

Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace? By Menard Osena Will cryptocurrency-mining malware be the new ransomware? The popularity and increasing real-world significance of cryptocurrencies are also drawing cybercriminal attention — so much so that it appears to keep pace with ransomware’s infamy in the threat landscape. In fact, cryptocurrency mining was the most detected network event… Continue reading TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog: Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace?

On Bitcoin, the Philippines and Coins.PH

I love bitcoins and cryptocurrencies and I wrote some articles about bitcoin here at menardconnect.com and in our company security blog some years back. I also delved into mining crypto-coins but my electricity costs and my alt-coin mining difficulty is at odds so I re-assessed the situation and concluded it was not cost effective anymore.… Continue reading On Bitcoin, the Philippines and Coins.PH

TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog: RSA Conference 2014: The Way Forward

I recently attended an information security conference in San Francisco, CA, USA (hence some lull moments with the posting frequency for this blog late last month and early March). I was able to collect some insights and posted them in TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog. TrendLabs posted it yesterday and so I am reposting it here… Continue reading TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog: RSA Conference 2014: The Way Forward

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Advisory on Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies

And so the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Central Bank of the Philippines already issued an advisory on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.   Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons I believe it’s a good and timely move. But reflecting back, there is really nothing new with this announcement (ok maybe for me and other crypto coins… Continue reading Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Advisory on Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies