Category: bitcoin

City of Johannesburg, on Second Hit, Refuses to Pay Ransom
bitcoin, Black Hat 2019

City of Johannesburg, on Second Hit, Refuses to Pay Ransom

A Shadow Kill Hackers attack that compromised the city’s network and shut down key services was the second ransom-related attack on the city in months. ... Read More

Sextortion scammers are hijacking blogs – and victims are paying up
bitcoin, blog sites

Sextortion scammers are hijacking blogs – and victims are paying up

Sextortion scammers have started hijacking poorly managed or defunct blogs to expand an increasingly profitable business. . Sextortion scammers are hijacking blogs – and victims ... Read More

Cybercriminals Impersonate Russian APT ‘Fancy Bear’ to Launch DDoS Attacks
APT, bitcoin

Cybercriminals Impersonate Russian APT ‘Fancy Bear’ to Launch DDoS Attacks

Attacks are targeting international companies in the financial sector, demanding that victims pay ransom in Bitcoin. . Cybercriminals Impersonate Russian APT ‘Fancy Bear’ to Launch ... Read More

Crypto Capital boss arrested over money laundering
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Crypto Capital boss arrested over money laundering

Bitfinex says the payment processor has $880M of the cryptocurrency exchange's “lost” funds. Polish authorities seized $390m of it. . Crypto Capital boss arrested over ... Read More

Bitcoin money trail leads cops to ‘world’s largest’ child abuse site
bitcoin, child abuse

Bitcoin money trail leads cops to ‘world’s largest’ child abuse site

The Darknet server running the site, "Welcome to Video", and the website's convicted admin were tracked down by a global police force. . Bitcoin money ... Read More

VMware CEO: The security industry has 'failed its customers'
bitcoin, blockchain

VMware CEO: The security industry has 'failed its customers'

Pat Gelsinger speaks Oct. 2, 2019, at the VMware Public Sector Innovation Summit presented by FedScoop and StateScoop. (Scoop News Group)technology Written by Greg Otto ... Read More

Twitter’s new policy bans financial scams
bitcoin, confidence

Twitter’s new policy bans financial scams

“Oh no! However shall I give away Bitcoin to all my followers?” sobbed a bunch of crooks. . Twitter’s new policy bans financial scams Naked ... Read More

Pirate Bay is Not Getting Rich From Bitcoin Donations… Or Is it?
afeat, bitcoin

Pirate Bay is Not Getting Rich From Bitcoin Donations… Or Is it?

The Pirate Bay has been both an early adopter and a pioneer when it comes to cryptocurrencies. The popular torrent site first embraced Bitcoin in ... Read More

Pirate Bay is Not Getting Rich From Bitcoin Donations…
afeat, bitcoin

Pirate Bay is Not Getting Rich From Bitcoin Donations…

The Pirate Bay has been both an early adopter and a pioneer when it comes to cryptocurrencies. The popular torrent site first embraced Bitcoin in ... Read More