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Malicious app hijacks Android phones to mine cryptocurrency… and gets slammed by the FTC

Apps like “Prized” are dangerous not only because they misrepresent themselves to consumers but also because they cost users’ time, resources, and money.


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Dark web drug market Evolution vanishes off the net, taking millions of dollars with it

Dark web criminal marketplace disappears, amid rumours that millions of dollars worth of Bitcoins have been stolen.

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


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Bitcoin exchange shuts down after suspected password breach

Yet another Bitcoin exchange finds itself in trouble after being targeted by hackers.


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Investors fear huge losses after BitCoin exchange MyCoin vanishes

According to local media reports, Bitcoin exchange MyCoin has disappeared in a puff of virtual digital smoke, taking with it possibly as much as US $387 million in funds belonging to as many as 3000 local investors.

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


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Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto’s email apparently hijacked

A hacker claims to have taken over the email account belonging to Bitcoin’s secretive inventor, and is threatening to sell Satoshi Nakamoto’s private information for money.

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


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Bcc blunder leaks details of Silk Road Bitcoin bidders

Could someone please send the US Marshals on an email 101 course?

A classic bcc/cc error by the US Marshals Service has leaked the email address of everyone interested in the auction of 30 million bitcoins confiscated from the Silk Road.

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


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US Government to auction $18 million of the Silk Road’s Bitcoins

If you have a spare $200,000 kicking around, burning a hole in your pocket, maybe you’d like to take a punt at bidding for some of these Bitcoins from the criminal underworld?

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


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Is one of the world’s oldest viruses haunting the Bitcoin Blockchain?

Microsoft Security Essentials false alarms on the Bitcoin Blockchain, warning of a DOS virus that’s over 25 years old.


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Bitcoin phishing attack targets Blockchain users

If you’re an advocate for the Bitcoin digital currency be on your guard, because phishers are after your cash.

Just like fraudsters try to trick you into handing over the passwords for your online bank, your eBay account, or your Apple iCloud credentials, they’re not above trying to break into your Bitcoin accounts too.


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It’s not just MtGox! Two more Bitcoin companies hit hard by hackers

In the wake of the MtGox debacle, two more Bitcoin companies have been struck hard by hackers – forcing one of them to go out of business entirely.


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After losing 850,000 Bitcoins worth over $470 million, MtGox sets up a telephone hotline

MtGox, the Bitcoin exchange which dramatically shut its doors last week after it revealed hackers had stolen approximately $477 million worth of the digital currency, has opened a telephone hotline for affected customers.

But will your call be answered?


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Mac malware spread disguised as cracked versions of Angry Birds, Pixelmator and other top apps

Mac users are warned not to download pirated software from file-sharing peer-to-peer networks, as ESET researchers have discovered Bitcoin-stealing malware being spread via cracked apps.

Learn more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Bitcoin Bedlam as Mt. Gox shuts its doors after apparent data leak

It’s been a heck of a bad week for Mt. Gox, one of the world’s most famous Bitcoin exchanges.

Read more about what’s been going on in my guest post on the Intralinks blog.


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Bitcoin-stealing Mac malware found on popular download websites

MacUpdate and CNet’s Download.com help Bitcoin-hungry malware to spread onto Apple Mac computers.

Are you running anti-virus software on your Mac yet?


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Corkow – the lesser-known Bitcoin-curious cousin of the Russian banking Trojan family

A little-known banking Trojan, developed in Russia, has managed to infect thousands of victims’ computers without the knowledge of their owners.

Learn more about it in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Bitcoin-mining linked to malware spread by Yahoo ads

Some of the malware spread over the New Year period via poisoned Yahoo ads was designed to mine the Bitcoin virtual currency.

One security company claims it stopped the attack days before it became public knowledge, but they didn’t tell anyone until now.


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