Cyber criminals are now stealing directly from cryptocurrency users

Hackers are now targeting cryptocurrency investors directly, after the exchanges increased their security measures, as they see the users as softer targets. See below fro a comment from Ilia Kolochenko, .....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJul 12th, 2018

Atlanta"s "Transaction Alley" is a top target for cyber criminals

Georgia's concentration of payment processing companies forms a big target for cyber thieves. Known as "Transaction Alley," the Atlanta region “is considered a ‘tier one target’ for a systemic cyber-attack given its industry concentration,.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 15th, 2019

Coinbase Exchange Users Can Now Withdraw Bitcoin Cash Fork BSV

The largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has allowed its users to withdraw BSV three months after the hard fork......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 14th, 2019

JPMorgan Goes Crypto With New JPM Coin

JPMorgan Chase, the country's largest bank, announced Thursday morning that it will begin trials of a new cryptocurrency it expects to speed up money transfers and reduce risks for users......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstFeb 14th, 2019

Hackers are stealing medical records–and selling them on the dark web

How easy is it for criminals to get hold of these patient files? It only took a few seconds.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 14th, 2019

Abra Users Can Now Buy Stocks and ETFs Using Bitcoin

Investing in stocks can be a daunting complex and decidedly exclusionary activity says Bill Barhydt Abra s CEO To that end his company s mobile cryptocurrency wallet app has announced a new feature which will allow investors to purchase.....»»

Category: futuresSource: nasdaqFeb 7th, 2019

Opera Adds Crypto Buying Service to Android Wallet

Opera has teamed up with crypto brokerage Safello to let users buy ether directly from its Android browser-based wallet......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 6th, 2019

Coinbase’s Wallet App Is Getting Bitcoin Support This Week

Coinbase users will be able to directly control their bitcoin holdings from the firm’s Wallet app after a coming update......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 6th, 2019

Cyber Saturday—A Cryptocurrency Death, Apple’s FaceTime Bug and Facebook Fight, ‘Smart’ Locks

Cyber Saturday—A Cryptocurrency Death, Apple’s FaceTime Bug and Facebook Fight, ‘Smart’ Locks.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 2nd, 2019

Cryptocurrency thefts, scams hit $1.7 billion in 2018: report

Cryptocurrencies stolen from exchanges and scammed from investors surged more than 400 percent in 2018 to around $1.7 billion, according to a report from U.S.-based cyber security firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 29th, 2019

4 South Korean Crypto Exchanges Team Up to Tackle Money Laundering

Four major cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have partnered on an initiative to combat potential money laundering and protect users......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJan 28th, 2019

Daily bitcoin transactions on darknet markets doubled throughout 2018: report

Use of bitcoin as a form of payment doubled in 2018 on darknet market sites, where users can buy anything from illegal drugs to fake IDs, even though the price of the cryptocurrency crashed, according to a study by data firm Chainalysis......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 18th, 2019

This Scaling Tech Could Let You Sync Bitcoin Straight From Your Phone

A new approach to storing bitcoin's "state" could help significantly reduce storage requirements for users of the cryptocurrency......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJan 13th, 2019

Be careful what you click on: Work email addresses often targets of phishing attempts

Avoiding business email scams is difficult as cyber criminals become more sophisticated in phishing attempts designed to lure employees into giving up sensitive company information......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 11th, 2019

Ethereum Classic Transactions Halted After A Cyber Attack

Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that it had halted all ethereum classic transactions, withdrawals, and deposits on the exchange due to a series of blockchain history reorganizations on the network —.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJan 8th, 2019

Coinbase to Pay Users to Try Crypto Assets

Learn to earn. How do you get people to try out cryptocurrency when the market is in a prolonged slump? You can try giving it away. That’s what the makers of a little known digital currency, known as ZRX, are doing......»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 19th, 2018

UK Tax Agency Publishes Detailed Guidance for Crypto Holders

U.K. tax body HMRC has provided an in-depth explanation of how cryptocurrency users should pay taxes on their holdings......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskDec 19th, 2018

Venezuela Isn’t the Crypto Use Case You Want It to Be

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts love to talk about Venezuelan users as an example of bitcoin's subversive potential – but the reality is more complex......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskDec 19th, 2018

New Android Trojan Even Tricks 2FA Into Stealing Money From PayPal

Every now and then we hear about malicious Android apps robbing users of money or personal information. Now we are hearing of a new Android Trojan targeting users with PayPal accounts......»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 12th, 2018

British and Dutch regulators fine Uber for 2016 data hack

British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday fined ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] for failing to protect customers' personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 27th, 2018

"Stop stealing money": Crypto lawyer goes from villain to vindicated

David Silver, a heavy-set bulldog of a lawyer, used to get booed off stage at bitcoin conferences when he warned that many cryptocurrency projects were illegal. Today, he says he receives standing ovations......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 22nd, 2018