While the prices on cryptocurrencies have been all over the place in recent months, it is certainly attracting a different kind of attention from the criminal world that views them as malware opportunities. These attacks take numerous forms, including stealing funds from digital wallets, attacking currency exchanges, deploying hidden mining and initial coin offering (ICO) exploits.
The first major exploit was seen by the DAO joint Ethereum investment fund back in 2016, which suffered a DDoS attack and eventually had to shut down. While that grabbed major headlines, there have been other, less-publicized attacks on exchanges. I look at some of the more recent examples in my post for iBoss’ blog here.