Tag Archive: Cyberattacks

  • Major Bitcoin Exchanges Crippled by DDOS Attacks Amid Record Price Rally Bitcoin Exchange, News

    Major Bitcoin Exchanges Crippled by DDOS Attacks Amid Record Price Rally

    Denial-of-service attacks brought several major Bitcoin exchanges to their knees this week, leaving traders locked out of the system, asĀ hackers reap the market rewards. Ongoing Cyber Attacks The DDoS attacks, timed to occur during intense periods of trading, gain the hackers a market advantage during price swings. Allowing them to game the price difference on compromised exchanges. UsersĀ are left locked out of the system during what could be crucial time periods of market activity. Bitfinex,

    · June 15, 2017 · 12:45 pm
  • Shadow Brokers Threaten Release of Further Hacking Tools Altcoin News, Altcoins, News, Technology

    The Shadow Brokers Threaten Release of Further Hacking Tools

    The Bitcoin Wallet used by the Shadow Brokers hacker group was emptied yesterday and now the group is threatening to sell new hacking tools in exchange for the cryptocurrency Zcash. The Shadow Brokers The Shadow Brokers are thought to be a hacker collective who in the summer of 2016 first attempted to sell hacking tools. Tools which exploited vulnerabilities in firewalls, anti-virus software, and Microsoft products. Among these tools was the now infamous Wannacry. The

    · May 30, 2017 · 1:21 pm
  • Bitcoinist_Federal Reserve Bitcoin, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    Federal Reserve Faced Hundreds of Cyber Attacks Since 2011

    According to a report from the Federal Reserve, the financial institution has faced over 300 cyber attacks between 2011 and 2015. This number is quite significant, but it is not surprising in the last, as hackers have taken a liking to attacking financial institutions. Also read: Spoofed Kraken Email Is A Mt.Gox Victims Phishing Attempt Although the report is only available in heavily redacted format, Reuters has managed to extract some interesting details. In several

    · June 2, 2016 · 10:18 am