Bitcoin Security

Insurance Companies Blame Bitcoin for Ransomware Increase

Insurance companies, such as Chubb, are making a ransomware Bitcoin correlation, saying that the cryptocurrency’s rising price is leading to more ransomware attacks. Few things...

Jeff Francis | Dec 23, 2017 | 09:00
Hypnotherapy – A Desperate Measure for Bitcoin Investors Who Forgot their Passwords
Bitcoin Security

Hypnotherapy – A Desperate Measure for Bitcoin Investors Who Forgot...

Desperate Bitcoin investors who cannot remember their wallets’ passwords are turning to hypnotism to retrieve the forgotten information. Others are banking on technology and building...

Jinia Shawdagor | Dec 21, 2017 | 01:30
Bitcoin Security

North Korea Cryptocurrency Hacking Attempts Now Feature Fake Facebook...

The latest North Korean cryptocurrency hacking attempt is using fake Facebook profiles of attractive women to get an in with crypto workers. Just when you think the North Korea...

Jeff Francis | Dec 20, 2017 | 00:15
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Bitcoin Security

Youbit Exchange Files For Bankruptcy As Hackers Wipe 17% Of Assets

South Korean exchange Youbit has announced it is filing for bankruptcy after hackers stole 17% of its net assets. ‘Very Sorry (Again)’ In an announcement on its homepage...

Wilma Woo | Dec 19, 2017 | 04:30
Bitcoin Security

North Korea Trying to Hack Bitcoin Exchanges

In a desperate bid for financial resources, North Korea and Kim Jong-un are unleashing hackers against Bitcoin exchanges. The continuing rise in Bitcoin value has had a lot of positive...

Jinia Shawdagor | Dec 10, 2017 | 05:45
Bitcoin Security

Hackers Steal Over $75 Million in Bitcoin from NiceHash

Slovenia-based NiceHash, the cryptocurrency mining marketplace where users can rent their unused hashing power, announced on Wednesday that they had been hacked, resulting in a loss of...

Jeff Francis | Dec 07, 2017 | 14:30
Bitcoin Security

SEC Cyber Team Shuts Down Fraudulent ICO

Initial coin offerings have become one of the most popular and easy ways to raise money online through cryptocurrencies. But ICOs have also become a popular way for fraudsters to scam...

Ashour Iesho | Dec 05, 2017 | 00:30
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Bitcoin Security

Malicious Bitcoin Wallet Generation Software Could Produce Known...

An anonymous user on Pastebin has provided evidence that some wallet software may be generating private keys that can be easily discoverable, and therefore easy to take any bitcoins...

Matthew Hrones | Nov 30, 2017 | 22:00
Plagiarism, Identity Theft, and False Promises All Too Common in Cryptocurrency Market
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Bitcoin Gold Issues Critical Warning About Suspicious Windows Wallet...

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has just issued a warning about a suspicious file of unknown origin found on their download links on their web page and on their Github release page. It seems that...

Jeff Francis | Nov 25, 2017 | 21:45
Bitcoin Security

Xapo Reveals Fortified Military Bunker for Storing Bitcoin

Xapo, the company owned by Wences Casares, recently allowed a reporter to visit their secret ex-military bunker in the Swiss Alps where they store Bitcoin for important clients. There...

Jeff Francis | Nov 25, 2017 | 19:30
Watchout! Satori Botnet Targets Exposed Ethereum Miners
Bitcoin Security

Crypto Caper! Austrian Man has $117K in Bitcoin Stolen Over Public...

$117,000 worth of Bitcoin was reportedly stolen from an Austrian man’s laptop in Vienna after he logged onto a public WIFI network at the restaurant he was eating in. The as...

Matthew Tompkins | Nov 25, 2017 | 13:45
Crazy Cryptocurrency Scams: "Secretive WW2 Bunker" Mining Farm
Bitcoin Security

How to Protect Yourself from Common Bitcoin Scams

The continuous growth of Bitcoin value over time has got a flip side. It has given rise to a whole new cybercrime economy revolving around various scams. Crafty threat actors zero in...

David Balaban | Oct 26, 2017 | 11:00

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