The previously-unknown Shadow Brokers created a number of social-media accounts earlier this month on Reddit, Github, Twitter, and Imgur, before announcing on August 13 its "cyber weapon auct... Read More
Once a victim has their files encrypted, a text file tells them who to contact. It's the boss, who says he'll give the decryption key if the victim sends Bitcoin payment. Some pay, others d... Read More
released a report on Wednesday demonstrating a four-fold
increase in ransomware attacks hitting Android mobile users in
just a year, which it called a "worrying trend."
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provided
the following statement:
What the purported credentials can actually be used for also remains unclear.
A hacker is... Read More
Ransomware authors will take extra measures to ensure payment. Some will offer alternative methods of payment. Others offer the free decryption of a single file to prove that they do in fact ... Read More
Pantera Capital to Raise $100 Million in Investment for ICO Hedge Fund
The $600m market for initial coin offerings may soon be set to expand.
Announced today, investment firm Pantera Capital is launching a new hedge fund focused on investments solely in tokens that po
World Economic Forum Blockchain White Paper Gets Warm Reception
The World Economic Forum (WEF) today published a dedicated Blockchain report detailing how the technology will flow into the global economy. Described as a white paper, Realizing the Potential of
Burger King in Russia Will Enable Bitcoin Payments Later This Year
Getting more retailers to accept Bitcoin payments is never a bad idea. Convincing them to do so is a different matter, though. This is especially true in Russia, although things are slowly evolving
CFTC Chief Asks Congress for More Money to Oversee Blockchain
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has cited the advance of technologies like blockchain in a request to obtain additional funding for its oversight activities.
Testimony from acting CFTC