More than 4,000 websites, including some owned by the U.K. government, have been affected by malware that exploits visitors’ computers to mine monero.
China is a country where cryptocurrencies are frowned upon. This is for many different reasons, including disturbing the financial ecosystem. However, there is another big threat most people seem to be unaware of right now. A lot of new Bitcoin-related scams have appeared out of nowhere. These are the findings of Kroll, a global risk […]
An ongoing investigation has revealed multiple allegations that hot wallets from users of popular subreddit r/btc were hacked through Tippr, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin cash (BCH) stolen. Early theories assumed this to be a new low in the so-called Civil War between supporters of bitcoin core and BCH. Also read: African […]
It is fairly obvious that a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea of introducing sex robots to the masses. For now, we can only speculate as to how these devices will impact our society as a whole, as the jury is still out on that front. One expert is warning about how these sex […]
According to South Korean cyber crime analysts at Financial Security Group, a hacking ring known as Andariel have been seizing control of computers to mine cryptocurrencies. It’s believed that they’re operating from within North Korea and it is sanctions against Kim Jong Un’s regime that is causing the hackers to experiment with such unorthodox tactics. […]
The CEO of EXMO, an exchange based in the UK, has been kidnapped in the Ukraine. According to a report in the Telegraph, Pavel Lerner was taken from outside his office in a district of Kiev called Obolon. The abduction took place on December 26. Reports from local media claim Lerner was dragged into a […]
South Korea’s spy agency beileves a recent run of hacking attacks on domestic cryptocurrency exchanges is linked to North Korea.
North Korea has quickly become one of the most scrutinized nations on the planet. That’s not entirely surprising, given its recent missile tests and large-scale state-sponsored hacking operations. It is this latter part which is making the biggest headlines right now. More specifically, there are rumors that North Korean hackers are targeting Bitcoin service providers once again. North Korea Wants Your […]
Ten Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have signed an agreement with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department to collaborate to prevent cyber crime. Along with growing bitcoin adoption in Japan is the number of cybercrime cases including unauthorized access to online accounts and money laundering. Also read: Japan Increases Lead – Approves Another Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges 10 Exchanges […]
When phishing sites tried to con investors during its recent ICO, Blockstack used its tech expertise to turn the tables on the tricksters.
Stories related to hacking and other types of nefarious activity have dominated the technology landscape these past few years. Not all of these hacks are performed by criminals, though, as the Anonymous collective has been doing some “social justice” in this regard. Its latest venture involved shutting down several neo-Nazi websites. This war has gone on for quite some time […]
Malware targeted against cryptocurrency users is becoming increasingly prevalent, a new report shows. Attacks are also getting more sophisticated, with enterprising hackers less focused on cryptocurrency holders and more intent on directing their firepower at bitcoin exchanges. The blame for such intrusions is being directed firmly at North Korea, where many of the attacks are […]
Whenever a US agency launches a public warning regarding an imminent threat, people need to heed the government’s words. Most recently, there has been growing concern over hackers targeting local energy and industrial firms. If any of these attacks were successful, the US public infrastructure would be affected in a severe manner. We can only hope things don’t unravel to such […]
It is evident North Korea poses a massive threat to countries worldwide. The United States is particularly vulnerable to its machinations, although nothing disastrous has transpired just yet. According to FireEye researchers, however, North Korea has already been responsible for attacks on US electric power companies. Most of these attacks involved the use of spear phishing emails, which clearly confirms […]
Law enforcement officials have confirmed that hackers from North Korea sought to steal bitcoins from exchanges in South Korea.