Ransomware Upstages Cryptojacking as Dominant Form of Crypto Cyberattack
Bitcoin Security

Negotiating Bitcoin Ransomware With Cyber-Criminals as a Service

Despite oft-repeated advice to never pay in response to a ransomware attack, the reality is that this is not always a possibility. However, the desire to pay as little as possible...

Emilio Janus | Sep 19, 2018 | 19:00
Bitcoin Core
Bitcoin Security

‘Very Scary’: Bitcoin Core Developers Confirm Duplicate...

Bitcoin developers released a new version of the Bitcoin Core client September 18 after fixing a “very scary” bug which could have seen a malicious party take many nodes offline...

Wilma Woo | Sep 19, 2018 | 09:00
New Samourai Wallet Promises to Improve Bitcoin Transactions Privacy
Bitcoin Security

New Samourai Wallet Feature Makes Bitcoin Transactions Private

A 2-wallet Samourai Stowaway offers to make transactions private by masking user identity while keeping funds safe. Bitcoin Transactions Are Pseudo-Anonymous Bitcoin (BTC) transactions...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | Sep 18, 2018 | 07:00
Over $6 Billion in Daily Trading Volume Faked Across Top 100 Exchanges
Bitcoin Security

Over $6 Billion in Daily Trading Volume Faked Across Top 100...

A new report found that over 70% of the top 100 exchanges on CoinMarketCap are engaging in excessive wash trading from three to thousands of times their stated volume. [Note: This is a...

Bitcoinist | Aug 25, 2018 | 06:00
Cybercrime
Bitcoin Security

United States is Number One in Cryptocurrency Crime, Data Shows

With the increasing popularity of digital assets, more sophisticated means are being developed to obtain ownership of these highly sought-after coins illegally. A recent study has put...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Aug 07, 2018 | 03:00
Bitcoin Security

Russian Intelligence Officers Mined Bitcoin To Fund Attacks Against...

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The indictment alleges these officers...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | Jul 14, 2018 | 23:00
Bitcoin Security

Bithumb Hack Update: Cryptocurrency Exchange Recovers 45% of Stolen...

Bithumb has managed to recover roughly 45 percent of the cryptocurrencies stolen during the June 20 hack. The platform announced the news in an update published on June 28 — while...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jun 29, 2018 | 12:00
Factors That Will Push Bitcoin’s Price Higher Are Gathering Steam
Bitcoin Security

Factors That Will Push Bitcoin’s Price Higher Are Gathering Steam

The hacking of exchanges and relentless attacks from financial powers have, in the short run, adversely affected the price of Bitcoin. However, once the news about these adverse...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | Jun 12, 2018 | 23:00
The Cryptocurrency Market Needs a Solution to the Hacking Menace
Bitcoin Security

The Cryptocurrency Market Needs a Solution to the Hacking Menace

The Coinrail hack of June 10, 2018, led to the theft of more than $40 million in cryptocurrency. Although not one of the more prominent exchange platforms, the Coinrail hack is yet...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jun 12, 2018 | 16:00
Bitcoin Security

51% Percent Attacks: Hacking a $2 Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency for...

Some PoW currencies are using the same mining algorithms as their larger counterparts, making it much easier to hack the smaller networks with a 51% attack. Network Security Blockchain...

Matthew Hrones | May 27, 2018 | 07:00
Bitcoin Security

Operation Cryptosweep: Cryptocurrency Scammers Beware

A joint force, comprised of regulatory bodies from the U.S. and Canada, has announced that they will be facing cryptocurrency scams head-on and will investigate companies which do not...

Nick Chong | May 22, 2018 | 10:00
Google chrome
Bitcoin Security

New Malware Uses Chrome Extensions for Crypto Mining

Researchers were able to detect malicious Chrome extensions that could be used for secret cryptocurrency mining. Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrency Users With the recent rise of digital...

Ashour Iesho | May 17, 2018 | 01:00

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