Tag: Security

Andreas Antonopoulos Fights FUD With Facts. Bitcoin Is Safe And Worked As Expected

Andreas Antonopoulos Fights FUD With Facts. Bitcoin Is Safe And Worked As Expected

On january 21, 2021; a random dude sent $21 to another random dude. And this is news because that transaction triggered a series of unfortunate events that ended up wiping $84Billion from Bitcoin’s total marketcap, driving the community into a panic and causing a drop of more than 11% in the price of the largest […]

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Hardware wallet startup Ledger offers bitcoin bounty for information on data attacks

Hardware wallet startup Ledger offers bitcoin bounty for information on data attacks

Ledger, the crypto wallet firm, has put up a bitcoin bounty worth approximately $350,000 for information on the attackers behind a series of data leaks. The company has published a detailed blog post laying out the recent history of leaks and phishing attacks that have compromised the personal information of hundreds of thousands of its […]

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Vitalik Buterin Promotes Social Recovery Wallets to Help Retrieving Funds After Losing The Private Keys

Vitalik Buterin Promotes Social Recovery Wallets to Help Retrieving Funds After Losing The Private Keys

Despite the bloodshed of this Monday, cryptocurrencies are still arousing the interest of the mainstream audience, and Vitalik Biterin, the creator of Ethereum, is aware of the great responsibility involved in developing a product that could revolutionize the world of finance… Especially if it comes with the responsibility of becoming your own bank. In a […]

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MTI Bitcoins Sent to Privacy Mixers as New Data Breach Exposes the Ponzi Scheme’s Top Earners

MTI Bitcoins Sent to Privacy Mixers as New Data Breach Exposes the Ponzi Scheme’s Top Earners

In another twist to the Mirror Trading International (MTI) bitcoin Ponzi scam, the blockchain intelligence firm Whitestream says bitcoins from wallets associated with the company are being sent to Wasabi privacy mixers. According to Whitestream’s update, this pivot to mixers suggests that operators of the Ponzi are trying to obfuscate the movement of the bitcoins. […]

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This Bitcoin Ransomware Rakes in $150 Million in BTC

This Bitcoin Ransomware Rakes in $150 Million in BTC

A new report by two cybersecurity firms has revealed that one ransomware family is particularly successful, raking in over $150 million in bitcoin. The ransom payments “sometimes amount to millions of dollars and typically run in the hundreds of thousands range.” Ransomware Makes $150 Million in Bitcoin The Ryuk ransomware family has raked in $150 […]

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A New Malware Working On Windows, Linux, and MacOS Targets Your Cryptocurrency: Report

A recent report informed of a new type of malicious operation that has been active for over a year and has targeted thousands of cryptocurrency users. Dubbed ElectroRAT, it’s written from scratch to work on various operating systems and promoted via dedicated forums and marketing campaigns. A New Threat For Crypto Users The cybersecurity company […]

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Crypto User Loses Over $100K in Bitcoin While Transferring His Wallet

Crypto User Loses Over $100K in Bitcoin While Transferring His Wallet

A bitcoin user has shared his story of how he lost more than $100,000 in BTC during a wallet transfer. The bitcoiner attempted to transfer a wallet to a new computer without making sure that he had access to the encryption passwords tied to his private key storage. Password Manager Didn’t Store Passphrases Needed to […]

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