cryptocurrencies

Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit
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cryptocurrencies

Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit

The cryptocurrency exchange previously denied that any customers lost funds despite numerous reports from customers and analysts
21 Jan 2022
Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar
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digital currency

Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar

New report argues CBDCs could level the playing field for private sector innovation but that network security remains a significant challenge
21 Jan 2022
Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations
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Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations

It has warned that trading is highly risky due to the fact that prices are subject to sharp speculative swings
17 Jan 2022
Mozilla suspends cryptocurrency donations following backlash
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cryptocurrencies

Mozilla suspends cryptocurrency donations following backlash

However, the option to donate bitcoin to the Mozilla Foundation might return in the future
7 Jan 2022
Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining to avoid nation-wide energy blackouts
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cryptocurrencies

Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining to avoid nation-wide energy blackouts

The government hopes to clamp down on large cryptocurrency farms operating in the north of the country
6 Jan 2022
Australia plans reforms to tackle digital wallets and cryptocurrency regulations
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Australia plans reforms to tackle digital wallets and cryptocurrency regulations

The treasurer has warned that if the country doesn’t introduce reforms, it will be Silicon Valley that determines the future of the sector
8 Dec 2021
Google files lawsuit against Russian botnet operators
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Google files lawsuit against Russian botnet operators

The Glupteba botnet infected approximately one million Windows machines to steal data and mine cryptocurrencies
8 Dec 2021
BitMart suspends withdrawals following hack
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BitMart suspends withdrawals following hack

Hackers managed to get away with at least $150 million (£113 million) in cryptocurrencies
6 Dec 2021
Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?
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Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?

With Bitcoin transactions consuming enough energy to fuel a small country, can blockchain technology ever be considered environmentally friendly?
1 Dec 2021
Citigroup to create 100 blockchain and cryptocurrency roles
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cryptocurrencies

Citigroup to create 100 blockchain and cryptocurrency roles

The new positions are expected to be filled by the end of 2022
23 Nov 2021
Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts
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cyber crime

Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts

Hackers are targeting victims using phone calls and voice mails about cryptocurrency transactions
22 Nov 2021
El Salvador announces plans to build a 'Bitcoin city' at the foot of a volcano
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cryptocurrencies

El Salvador announces plans to build a 'Bitcoin city' at the foot of a volcano

President Nayib Bukele said the country will harness the geothermal energy from the volcano on which the city will be built to mine the Bitcoin requir…
22 Nov 2021
Cryptomixers are helping hackers to launder ransomware payments
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Cryptomixers are helping hackers to launder ransomware payments

The services enable cyber criminals to anonymously clean proceeds from illicit activities
17 Nov 2021
Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign
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cryptocurrencies

Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign

Cyber criminals have been disabling security features in the cloud to mine for Monero
16 Nov 2021
FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum
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data breaches

FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum

The threat actor is looking for a minimum offer of “five figures” for the data, which includes seven million email addresses
16 Nov 2021
Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency
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Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency

TeamTNT behind new campaign to install crypto miners on containers
10 Nov 2021
FBI warns scammers are using cryptocurrency ATMs to siphon cash
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cryptocurrencies

FBI warns scammers are using cryptocurrency ATMs to siphon cash

Criminals will stay on phone with victims as they make payments, says advisory
5 Nov 2021
US Treasury calls for stablecoin legislation
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US Treasury calls for stablecoin legislation

The institution is trying to address concerns around the cryptocurrency, especially as it can be tied to the US dollar
2 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?
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Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?

Cryptocurrencies aren’t going away – but big questions remain over their longevity, the amount of energy they consume and the morals of investing
27 Oct 2021
Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week
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Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week

Password-stealing trojans and cryptocurrency miners were installed on a library used by the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon
25 Oct 2021
US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware
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US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

A new report from the Treasury ties the cryptocurrency to ransomware payments over a ten year period
18 Oct 2021
Coinbase notifies 6,000 customers of data breach
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cryptocurrencies

Coinbase notifies 6,000 customers of data breach

Hackers exploited a 2FA flaw to steal hundreds of thousands in cryptocurrency
4 Oct 2021
Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users
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cryptocurrencies

Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users

Founder of Compound Labs pleads with users to return the money or risk action from the IRS
1 Oct 2021