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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance offers $290,000 bounty to unmask blackmailer

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has revealed that it is being blackmailed to the tune of 300 Bitcoin (approximately US $3.5 million) by someone who is threatening to release some 10,000 sensitive photographs of its customers.

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


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After €24 million stolen by typosquatting a cryptocurrency exchange, six people arrested

European police have arrested six people as part of an investigation into a theft which saw €24 million (US $27 millon) stolen from users of cryptocurrency exchange.

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


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Two brothers arrested for Bitfinex hack and multi-year cryptocurrency phishing campaign

Computer crime authorities in Israel have arrested two brothers in connection with a phishing campaign that spread over multiple years and the 2016 hack of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange.

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


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Cryptocurrency wallet GateHub hacked, nearly $10 million worth of Ripple (XRP) stolen

Cryptocurrency wallet service GateHub has warned that over 100 customers have had their ledger wallets hacked and funds stolen.

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


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Mining cryptocurrency at work lands Australian civil servant in court

A 33-year-old man from Sydney, New South Wales, could be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail after allegedly hijacking computers at his workplace to mine cryptocurrency.

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


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Smashing Security #128: Shackled ankles, photo scrapes, and SIM card swaps

A bad software update causes big headaches for Dutch police, but brings temporary freedom to criminals. SIM swaps are in the news again as fraudsters steal millions. And does your cloud photo storage service have a dirty little secret?

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 Rip Off Britain’s David McClelland.


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$40 million worth of Bitcoin stolen from Binance cryptocurrency exchange

Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, says that it has suffered a security breach that saw hackers steal more than $40 million worth of Bitcoin.

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


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Find QuadrigaCX’s missing $190 million, and you could win a $100,000 bounty

There has been another twist in the curious case of QuadrigaCX, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange whose CEO unexpectedly and suddenly died without telling anyone else his password.

And it sounds like more troubling news for investors.


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450,000 usernames and passwords stolen from Coinmama cryptocurrency broker

Coinmama, a site that is supposed to “make it fast, safe and fun” to buy Bitcoins and Etherium with a credit card, has suffered a data breach that has resulted in almost half a million customers having their personal details breached.

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


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Smashing Security #114: Darknet Diaries, death, and beauty apps

Jack Rhysider from the “Darknet Diaries” podcast joins us to chat about his interview with the elusive Hacker Giraffe, how a death is preventing cryptocurrency investors from reaching their money, and how ‘beauty camera’ apps are redirecting users to phishing websites and stealing their selfies.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.


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SIM swap! Man charged after million dollar cryptocurrency theft

Prosecutors believe 21-year-old Manhattan resident Nicholas Truglia targeted the cellphones of Silicon Valley executives in “SIM-swapping” attacks.

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


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Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.


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Unable to remember his password, man sent letter bomb to Bitcoin exchange

A man has been jailed for six and a half years after sending a letter bomb to Bitcoin exchange Cryptopay. Why would anyone do such a horrendous thing? Police believe it was because he couldn’t remember his password.


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StatCounter web analytics script poisoned to steal Bitcoins

Security researchers at ESET discovered that hackers managed to compromise StatCounter and change the analytics script used by hundreds of thousands of websites.


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23-year-old woman charged with stealing $320,000 worth of cryptocurrency

Police in Australia have arrested a 23-year-old woman in Melbourne, Australia, in connection with an email hack that resulted in a huge amount of virtual currency being stolen.

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


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Mind your company’s old Twitter accounts, rather than allowing them to be hijacked by hackers

There were only 13 episodes of the science fiction TV show “Almost Human” aired before it was pulled from the schedules in 2014.

But its Twitter account lives on, under the control of cryptocurrency giveaway scammers.


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