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Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

Reports of mining malware infestations are an almost weekly occurrence now. With cryptocurrency mining becoming more lucrative than ransomware, hackers are upping their game and widening the digital net. Those caught in it this week included a number...

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitgrail Suspends Operations After ‘Losing’ $170 Million of Nano

Bitgrail, an exchange whose primary purpose was to facilitate the trading of nano, has folded after ‘losing’ 17 million XRB, valued at around $170 million. The Italian exchange had been offline for weeks, and its customers feared the...

Stellar Lumens Lifted in Blackwallet Hack

Where to store your cryptocurrency can be a dilemma, especially when articles like this appear. With more digital currency entering the marketplace, hackers and cyber criminals are upping their efforts to steal it. It what could be considered...

Public WiFi a Hotbed for Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

As more and more inexperienced traders and investors jump aboard the burgeoning blockchain train, cyber security becomes a real and pressing issue. Unlike more institutionalized financial organizations which have secure platforms, crypto investing is more of a personal...

Hong Kong Hacker Arrested in Blackmail for Bitcoin Case

A suspect in a case involving hacking, blackmailing and Bitcoin has been arrested in Hong Kong. A 30-year-old computer technician has been taken in custody in connection with cyberattacks against two travel agencies. The man risks years of...

Is North Korea Boosting Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has definitely made it to the big time in 2017 as mainstream media ran reports and televised debates on the meteoric rise of the world’s number one cryptocurrency. Speculators and observers have put forward suggestions on what...