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When IaaS Meets Blockchain

With data circulation increasing exponentially, a new solution for a more effective and safer storage is necessary. Recent news of faulty widely-used Intel, AMD and ARM chips has sparked growing concerns over cybersecurity and data protection.With costs of having a physical server to store data being often unbearable, the cloud is the solution adopted by an overwhelming majority of businesses. Acc

Calls for “Legal Bitcoin” in Ukraine, as Natsbank Mulls E-Fiat

Regulation Ukraine, now serious about crypto regulation, is setting up a special working group to oversee the completion of the necessary framework. Dedicated legislation has been making its way through parliament since October. The National Bank is considering plans to emit “e-hryvnias”, while the justice minister says bitcoin is a fact and call

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Blockchain-Based Communication Platform Aims to Protect Your Personal Messages

The announcement of a Facebook Messenger Kids has parents worried that hackers may know where to find their children online, and access their private messaging content and lives. The controversial app aims to allow kids to ‘safely’ message and video chat with friends and loved ones. By allowing parents to control the Facebook account, they can monitor their children’s IM activity.Underlying

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Telegram’s Privacy-Focused User Base Could Be TON Blockchain’s Killer App

In December 2017, an interesting rumor surfaced: According to “sources familiar with the matter,” the messaging app Telegram, very popular among crypto-enthusiasts for its strong encryption and privacy features, would launch its own blockchain platform and cryptocurrency.On January 8, 2018, TechCrunchreported that several unnamed sources had confirmed the news and quoted a secret Telegram whit

Hong Kong Hacker Arrested in Blackmail for Bitcoin Case

News A suspect in a case involving hacking, blackmailing and Bitcoin has been arrested in Hong Kong. A 30-year-old computer technician has been taken in custody in connection with cyberattacks against two travel agencies. The man risks years of imprisonment. Personal data of customers was held for ransom. Tour operators were asked to pay 1 Bitcoin fo

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Newly Detected Malware Mines Monero, Sends It To North Korean University

Analysts at a US cybersecurity firm have detected an apparent new installer for a virus that mines Monero and sends it to a university in Pyongyang, North Korea.As the cybersecurity firm AlienVault reported Jan. 8, the malware surfaced around Christmas Eve and contains facilities that automatically deposit Monero to a wallet associated with North Korea’s Kim Il Sung University.AlienVault  n

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CFTC to Discuss Digital Currency Futures Certification Process

Five weeks ago, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced three exchanges had self-certified Bitcoin derivatives products. Following the subsequent backlash from the Futures Industry Association (FIA), the CFTC has announced two public committee meetings to review the self-certification process, procedures and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futur

Check your electric bill: Pirated software enables cryptocurrency mining on infected PCs

Dec. 27, 2017Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have identified a fraud scheme in which mining software was distributed and secretly installed on users' PCs through pirated software.The PCs were then exploited for the creation of cryptocurrencies, with all profits going to the criminals involved, a press release from the security firm said.Kaspersky Lab experts recently discovered a number of similar we

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North Korea Accused of Hacking South Korean Bitcoin Exchange Youbit

Earlier this week, major South Korean Bitcoin exchange Youbit suffered a large-scale security breach that led to the theft of one fifth of user funds.Almost immediately after the hacking attack, Youbit’s parent company Yapian filed for bankruptcy. In an official statement, the Youbit team told its users that 75 percent of their holdings on the Youbit exchange will be accessible and ready for wit

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Fearing Ransomware Attacks, Companies Preemptively Buying Bitcoin

While they are not common, cyber attacks have had crippling effects on various companies around the world.Financial institutions, corporations and government departments have all be targeted over the years. Recently, attackers began using ransomware which encrypts users’ computers until the victim pays a ransom to unlock their systems. Hackers usually demand payment in Bitcoin, because of its ps

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