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How a Bitcoin phishing gang made $50 million with the help of Google AdWords

A cybercrime gang based in Ukraine is estimated to have made as much as $50 million after tricking Bitcoin investors into handing over the login credentials for their online wallets.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for allegedly hijacking supercomputer to mine Bitcoins

Scientists were allegedly using one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins.

Smashing Security podcast #063: Carole’s back!

Fitness trackers breaching your privacy, how anyone can create convincing celebrity porn, and how ransomware authors are getting ripped off by scammers.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

A real-life armed robbery of an online Bitcoin exchange

The criminals left empty-handed. Which, let’s face it, is probably the likely outcome for many Bitcoin investors too.

Smashing Security podcast #060: Meltdown, Spectre, and personal devices in the White House

The chips are down, as tech companies struggle to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. The White House is getting tough on leakers by banning personal devices from the West Wing. And someone has been embedding a Bitcoin wallet into their hand…

All this and much much more is discussed in latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by David McClelland.

Smashing Security podcast #059: An intro to Bitcoin and Blockchain

In this special “splinter” episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast we take a look at Bitcoin and Blockchain. What’s all the fuss about cryptocurrencies? How can you protect your Bitcoin wallet? And how does the Blockchain work?

Listen to the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Peter Ullrich of the “Explain Blockchain” podcast.

bitdefender.com

Opera browser updated to stop crypto-currency mining

A new version of the Opera browser contains an anti-cryptocurrency mining feature that will surely be well-received by the majority of users.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #058: Face ID, Firefox, and Windows SNAFUs, plus Bitcoin FOMO

Is Face ID racist? Has Mr Robot infected your Firefox browser? Has Microsoft pushed a buggy password manager onto your Windows PC?

All this and much much more is discussed in the special first birthday edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by original co-host Vanja Švajcer.

bitdefender.com

Bitcoin exchange shuts down after being hacked twice in one year

To misquote Oscar Wilde, to have your Bitcoin exchange hacked once may be regarded as misfortune; to have it happen twice looks like carelessness.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Bitcoin FOMO or FOJI?

A hardware wallet helped me overcome my Fear Of Joining In when it came to Bitcoin investing.

Smashing Security podcast #057: Mikko – live from the sauna – talks Bitcoin security

How to protect yourself from Bitcoin hackers, why you should think twice before giving Amazon the keys to your house, and how a private investigator tried to hack Donald Trump’s tax returns.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure.

Is Bulgaria sitting on $3.5 BILLION worth of Bitcoin seized from criminals?

Bulgarian police say criminals planted of malware on customs’ computer networks to slip shipments through without paying tax… but what happened to the Bitcoins?

Chinese Bitcoin exchange denies hacking rumors after theft of $2.5M

OKex, a Chinese Bitcoin trading exchange, has denied rumors that it suffered a hacking attack after its users mysteriously lost a total of $2.5 million in Bitcoins.

David Bisson reports.

bitdefender.com

Major cryptocurrency exchange hacked – customers’ Bitcoin and Ethereum accounts plundered

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has fallen victim to hackers, who were able to use information they stole to plunder users’ accounts.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

How to buy Bitcoins, and where you can do it

If you wanted to buy Bitcoins, or – gulp! – needed to buy Bitcoins, would you know how?

David Bisson talks you through the process.

Companies keeping Bitcoin on hand in case of ransomware attacks

Companies are stockpiling Bitcoin just in case they suffer a ransomware attack and need to quickly regain access to their data.

David Bisson reports.