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 […]

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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 […]

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I am seeing lots of social media activity from my online Pinoy friends about Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and hacking and oh boy I’m really amazed that we’ve got lots of pinoy experts on BTC and crypto and hacking now  na ha! Hehehe! Honestly I think this is good and bad! Good, that there is an increasing […]

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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. […]

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