Cryptojacking is up 459% in 2018, and it’s the NSA’s Fault

A report from the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) indicates a massive 459% increase in the rate of illegal cryptojacking, through which hackers hijack computer processing power to mine cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and monero. As CCN recently reported, the Indian government was recently targeted in a cyberattack which hijacked processing power from government website servers to

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US Presidential Candidate Would Pardon Snowden, Ulbricht on First Day

US Presidential Candidate Would Pardon Snowden, Ulbricht on First DayFormer Vice Chair of the national Libertarian Party in the United States, Arvin Vohra, announced his candidacy for President. Among keys to his platform is his stated position: “On the first day of my presidency. I will pardon those in prison who have neither harmed anyone nor stolen anything. I will start with @Snowden and […]

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Are You Ready for What Happens If Satoshi’s Coins Move?

There’s nothing remarkable about a bitcoin transaction; it happens hundreds of thousands of times a day. But there’s one set of addresses whose contents are watched with hawk eyes. Should so much as a satoshi move from one of those wallets, it will spark global headlines and make the markets go loco. That’s because those […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Known to CIA? FBI? Created by NSA? Search Intensifies

Satoshi Nakamoto Known to CIA? FBI? Created by NSA? Search IntensifiesThe “request has been rejected,” came response from the CIA, “with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.” A tech writer petitioned ‘the agency’ to see what it had on the subject of Satoshi Nakamoto, the name credited with founding Bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency. […]

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Most Privacy Coins Aren’t That Private

Most Privacy Coins Aren’t That PrivatePrivacy coins are meant to be private. That’s their raison d’être. Strip away the privacy, and they simply become altcoins, and dangerous ones at that, with the potential to deanonymize their users and expose their secrets. A number of recent reports have cast doubt on the privacy features offered by coins such as zcash and […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: A New Dawn

This Week in Bitcoin: A New DawnIt’s too early to tell whether the crypto markets are out of the woods and inching back into the light. If a doctor was giving the prognosis, she would probably venture that we should remain “cautiously optimistic”. But if the top stories from this week in bitcoin are an indicator, there’s every reason to feel […]

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‘I Don’t Think Bitcoin Will Last Forever’: NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

NSA whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden said that he believes Bitcoin will eventually be supplanted by another cryptocurrency that does not utilize a public ledger. Snowden, who made this statement earlier this month at a Blockstack event in Berlin, said that he believes Bitcoin’s chief drawback does not have to do with its ability

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The NSA Has Been Tracking Bitcoin Users, Snowden Papers Reveals

Not to be mistaken for another Jason Bourne thriller, the Edward Snowden papers show a US government/bitcoin connection. The Intercept is reporting classified documents leaked by Snowden prove that the US National Security Agency (NSA) in fact was keeping tabs on bitcoin users globally, as evidenced by a report that’s surfaced from March 2013. The timing

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Miners, Botnets, and Monero Create Perfect Storm for Cryptomining

Several things have come together in a perfect storm to create the most recent crypto-crime trend: the ability to surreptitiously install illicit Monero miners on unsuspecting computers around the world. Windows servers, laptops, Android devices, and IoT connected devices are all at risk. The worst part? Targets often are unaware that they’ve been hacked — unless they’re able … Continue reading Miners, Botnets, and Monero Create Perfect Storm for Cryptomining

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