Syntax error breaks KmsdBot cryptomining botnet

A syntax error broke an otherwise advanced cryptomining botnet called KmsdBot.

The malware, which could also be used for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, was discovered by Akamai Security Research.

Akamai’s researchers witnessed the authors “accidentally crash” KmsdBot after observing the malware stopped sending attack commands after receiving:

!bigdata www.bitcoin.com443 / 30 3 3 100 

The lack of a space between the website and the...

OpenWallet aims to support Web3 wallet development

The Linux Foundation has announced OpenWallet, an initiative to support the development of Web3 digital wallets.

“We are convinced that digital wallets will play a critical role for digital societies,” said Jim Zemllin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation.

“Open software is the key to interoperability and security. We are delighted to host the OpenWallet Foundation and excited for its potential.”

OpenWallet aims to develop a secure and...

Elon Musk is not ‘for or against’ decentralised platform Ethereum

Elon Musk says he's not "for or against" decentralised platform Ethereum, following rumours of using it for a project.

Musk was responding to a tweet from cryptocurrency proponent William Shatner, of Captain James T. Kirk fame from Star Trek. The tweet from Shatner was originally posted back in May, but Musk took time off from launching shuttles to respond this week:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1278730873999949824

Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum is designed to be...