WikiLeaks calls for Coinbase boycott after the cryptocurrency exchange closes its store account

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/22/wikileaks-shop-coinbase-ban/ The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has closed the account of the WikiLeaks Shop — the official source of WikiLeaks merchandise — citing violations of its terms of services. WikiLeaks is … Read more

Hacker exploits Verge bug to generate cryptocurrency coins worth $780,000 in 3 hours

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/05/verge-cryptocurrency-hack/ Verge may not be the biggest cryptocurrency out there, but it does have quite a following and has generated enough interest to attract hackers. The cryptocurrency came under attack … Read more

Google kicks cryptomining extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/03/chrome-web-cryptomining-ban/ Amid growing concern about a disregard for Chrome Web Store policies, Google is slapping a ban on extensions that mine for cryptocurrencies. With immediate effect, no more cryptomining extensions … Read more

Coinbase receives e-money license in EU, will offer faster payments to UK customers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/14/coinbase-eu-e-money-license-faster-uk-payments/ The cryptocurrency market is going through a tough period right now. The cap is down significantly from the record high reached in January, Google is following Facebook in banning … Read more

IMF chief wants to regulate the ‘dark side of the crypto world’ with blockchain and AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/imf-cryptocurrency-regulation/ Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could also be used to regulate them. She suggests that the … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance offers $250,000 bounty for hacker information

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/binance-cryptocurrency-exchange-hacking-bounty/ A week ago, cryptocurrency exchange Binance was the victim of a hacking attempt. While the attempt on March 7 is described as “not successful,” Binance is still eager to … Read more

Microsoft Windows Defender fights off massive currency miner attack

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/09/microsoftt-fights-currency-miner/ Microsoft has stopped a large scale malware distribution campaign that tried to infect almost 500,000 Windows PCs with a cryptocurrency miner. Windows Defender antivirus software detected 80,000 instances of … Read more

Ransomware gives way to miners as cyber criminals follow the money

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/06/currency-miners-replace-ransomware/ Cyber criminals have started using sophisticated infection methods and techniques borrowed from targeted attacks in order to install mining software on attacked PCs within organizations says Kaspersky Lab. Some 2.7 … Read more

Tesla hack demonstrates need to prioritize data security

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/06/tesla-hack-demonstrates-need-to-prioritize-data-security/ The words “data security” made news once again last month when researchers revealed that Tesla’s AWS cloud systems were compromised for the purpose of cryptojacking. Cryptojacking, which is defined … Read more

Bitcoin targeting $10,000 again, major cryptos post solid gains

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/bitcoin-10000-major-cryptos-solid-gains/ The cryptocurrency market seems to have recovered after a massive correction took it below $280 billion earlier this month. That valuation brought the scene back to mid-November levels, with … Read more

Government websites in US, UK and Australia hacked to run secret cryptocurrency miner

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/monero-mining-government-website-hijack/ Thousands of government websites around the world have been hijacked to mine the cryptocurrency Monero. A commonly-used accessibility script was hacked to inject the Coinhive miner into official sites … Read more