Onion.top Proxy Server Stole $22k in BTC

Onion.top proxy server allows to visit tor network website via ordinary browser
31 January 2018   716

Experts at Proofpoint found that the onion.top proxy service, which allows access to the Tor network from a regular browser, changed the bitcoin-wallets addresses. This behavior was noticed on the websites of the extortion programs LockeR, Sigma and GlobeImposter.

Operators of this proxy are surreptitiously diverting Bitcoin payments from ransomware victims to their own wallets by modifying in transit the source of web pages used for payment, replacing the ransomware author-controlled Bitcoin addresses with their own. As a result, the proxy operators are not only preventing ransomware victims from decrypting their files by paying a ransom but are also in effect stealing from the threat actors distributing ransomware. This appears to be the first scheme of this type affecting both ransomware victims and operators.
 

Proofpoint Team

Tor Browser (Left) and Tor Proxy (Right)Tor Browser (Left) and Tor Proxy (Right) 

Also, the company's employees found that the service has various "replacement rules" of bitcoins-wallets, indicating that operators manually configured the addresses for each individual site.

In total, two addresses of bitcoin-purses belonging to the operators onion.top were revealed. Totally, no more than 2 BTCs are kept on purses (about $ 22 thousand).

Bitcoin Wallet
Bitcoin Wallet
 

Operators of ransomware took into account what was happening and removed links to all proxy services from their programs, recommending that victims pay only through the Tor browser.

LockeR
LockeR

And the owners of the program-extortioner LockeR directly warned the victims not to use the service onion.top.

First BTC Forks Battle to be Held on p2pb2b Exchange

p2pb2b exchange is going to challenge 'digital gold' fork
28 September 2018   474

Since the launch of the very first cryptocurrency, lots of developers were trying to improve Bitcoin and fix existing bugs. According to Bitcoin.com, there were 69 Bitcoin forks in total in the crypto market in April 2018 and only 10 of them were traded on exchanges. p2pb2b exchange has decided to figure out which of the forks deserve to be listed and currently holds Bitcoin Forks Battle for the first time in the history of the crypto market. The platform is not going to decide the destiny of coins itself. Instead, the community of traders will be voting for the best coins in their opinion. The winner will get a free listing on p2pb2b.

How does the Battle go?

Bitcoin Forks Battle is held on the p2pb2b exchange in 3 stages. Any of Bitcoin forks can participate. The following forks are already participating in the Battle: B2X, BCA, BCD, BCX, BIFI, BTCS, BTN, BTX, GOD, LBTC, NRO, SBTC, UBTC. There is still a chance for any other Bitcoin fork to join the competition. Only traders registered on p2pb2b with at least 0.003 BTC / 0.05 ETH / 25 USD on their account in order to exclude frauds. The voting itself is free.

  • Stage 1 - Qualification
    • The stage will last for 7 days and only 8 most voted coins will pass to the next round.
  • Stage 2 - Play-off
    • 8 coins will be randomly divided into pairs. A fixture list will be made and coins will participate in matches just like it works in football. There will be 6 matches in total, 24 hours each. 2 finalists will pass to the next stage. Coins that will make it to the play-off will receive a special offer for the listing within a month since the announcement of the battle results.
  • Stage 3 - The Final
    • The final stage will last for 5 days, the most voted coin wins the battle and gets a free listing of p2pb2b.

Bitcoin forks will finally get a chance to enter the crypto market and find its acceptance. Coin holders will be able to benefit from trading and an improved functionality that each fork has already presented. Check out the official website to participate in the Battle and choose the coin you like the most.

p2pb2b
p2pb2b

p2pb2b cryptocurrency exchange has made a reboot after 4 years of work and introduced users a completely new platform for safe and profitable trading. The team is mainly focused on the needs of businesses and large enterprises. However, each participant of the crypto market will be able to find benefits in using p2pb2b exchange. Traders get high performance, safety, and client’s support. Businesses take an advantage of a possibility to list a new coin for 5 minutes, updated API, officially registered Estonian company. More information about the platform is available on the official website.