cryptocurrencies

QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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malware

QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'
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FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'

Some crypto investment firms may be overstating potential payouts and understating the risks, regulator suggests
11 Jan 2021
Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million
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ransomware

Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million

The devastating strain is now among the most widely-deployed following several high-profile attacks in 2020
8 Jan 2021
ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency
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cyber crime

ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency

The year-long campaign comprises a custom-written remote access tool and fully-fledged marketing operation
6 Jan 2021
Bitcoin price surges to an all-time high
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Bitcoin price surges to an all-time high

The cryptocurrency has been gaining ground since October
6 Jan 2021
Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time
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Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time

A wider economic backdrop, rising investor confidence, and a lack of large upcoming sales are helping with stability, analysts claim
17 Dec 2020
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
2 Dec 2020
PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading
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PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading

Users can buy, hold, and sell widely-used cryptocurrencies alongside other payment methods in their digital wallet
22 Oct 2020
New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated
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New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated

The New York State Department of Financial Services says social media firms have too much responsibility with little government oversight
15 Oct 2020
FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products
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cryptocurrencies

FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products

Volatility of markets and a lack of understanding among the public are among reasons for a full trading ban from 2021
7 Oct 2020
John McAfee arrested and charged with tax evasion
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John McAfee arrested and charged with tax evasion

The antivirus pioneer has been arrested at Barcelona airport and is facing extradition to the US
6 Oct 2020
'Doki' malware attacks Docker servers using Dogecoin
containers

'Doki' malware attacks Docker servers using Dogecoin

Misconfigured Docker API ports are being scanned and exploited by a threat that's evolved from the Ngrok Botnet campaign
30 Jul 2020
Steve Wozniak sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam videos
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Steve Wozniak sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam videos

Lawsuit claims YouTube is aware of the Bitcoin giveaway scams but hasn’t taken videos down
24 Jul 2020
More than 1,000 Twitter employees had the security access needed to aid hackers
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More than 1,000 Twitter employees had the security access needed to aid hackers

Former staff say many had the power to make changes to user account settings as well as hand over the controls to third parties
24 Jul 2020
Mastercard expands Accelerate program for crypto payment card issuers
cryptocurrencies

Mastercard expands Accelerate program for crypto payment card issuers

Wirex becomes first native cryptocurrency platform to be granted Mastercard principal membership
20 Jul 2020
Bitcoin scam exposes the personal details of 250,000 people
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Bitcoin scam exposes the personal details of 250,000 people

The UK and Australia represent approximately 93% of users hit by the crypto-scam
1 Jul 2020
Cyber criminals use Elon Musk’s name in a giveaway scam
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cryptocurrencies

Cyber criminals use Elon Musk’s name in a giveaway scam

Cybercriminals used name-dropping Bitcoin vanity addresses to steal $2 million in two months
22 Jun 2020
Coinbase announces the acquisition of Tagomi
cryptocurrencies

Coinbase announces the acquisition of Tagomi

Coinbase looks to bolster its offerings with the strategic acquisition of Tagomi
28 May 2020
Coinbase will continue as a remote-first company after the pandemic
cryptocurrencies

Coinbase will continue as a remote-first company after the pandemic

Coinbase becomes the latest tech company to make a permanent shift to remote work
21 May 2020
Bitcoin halving is expected to hurt miners in the short term
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Bitcoin halving is expected to hurt miners in the short term

The annual event usually results in a boost for the cryptocurrency in the long term
11 May 2020
Libra Association taps Stuart Levey as new CEO
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Libra Association taps Stuart Levey as new CEO

Levey to leverage banking and federal experience to remedy Libra Association’s currency woes
7 May 2020
AT&T moves to dismiss $200M punitive damage claims
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AT&T moves to dismiss $200M punitive damage claims

Crypto investor Michael Terpin submits an amended complaint in the ongoing legal battle
2 Apr 2020
Bitcoin crashes by 40% as volatility soars
cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin crashes by 40% as volatility soars

“Volatility is not an issue — it’s whether the technology can deal with the volatility," says BeQuant head of research
19 Mar 2020