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For a while the infamous Mirai botnet could have exploited your IoT devices to mine Bitcoins

IoT-exploiting malware like Mirai is continually evolving, as online criminals look for new ways to make money.

David Bisson reports.

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Bitcoin website suspects it will be targeted by state-sponsored hackers, warns users

Bitcoin users are once again being spooked by security fears.

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

$61 million stolen from accounts at Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex

Hackers have stolen Bitcoins worth US $61 million from the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange.

DD4BC DDoS extortion gang smashed by international cops

Good news. The notorious DD4BC denial-of-service gang has suffered a major setback.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.