Blockchain & Digital Currencies

Latest updates on blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin and most digital currencies and it’s impact on the Cybersecurity Community.

Is Cryptojacking Here to Stay?

Is Cryptojacking Here to Stay?

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Like most groundbreaking inventions, cryptocurrencies bring a moral paradox: while some people consider them a revolutionary tool to make the world a better place, others already use it to fuel their illegal ...

A week in security (April 16 – April 22)

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A roundup of security news from April 16 – April 22, including tax fraud, Adobe Flash, trustjacking, and surveillanceware. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: a week in securityadobe flashcryptocurrencycryptomininggandcrab ransomwarerecapretail ...

Blockchain and GDPR: Between a Block and a Hard Place

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Blockchain and other emerging distributed ledger technologies offer the promise of increased security, transparency and resilience based on the use of distributed, immutable records. At the same time, the European Union General ...
Cyber News Rundown: Russia Bans Telegram

Cyber News Rundown: Russia Bans Telegram

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Reading Time: ~2 min.The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cybersecurity news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst and a guy with a ...

US & UK issue security warning and tech giants join forces | Avast

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US & UK on alert for possible cyberattack On Monday, the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the UK National Cyber Security Center issued a first-ever joint statement warning businesses ...
Understanding Cryptojacking — Why It Matters to You and How to Defend Against It

Understanding Cryptojacking — Why It Matters to You and How to Defend Against It

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Security researchers have recently uncovered several high profile cases of cryptojacking involving companies like Tesla and the LA Times. In these incidents, cryptocurrency “miners” illegally gained access to an organization’s public cloud ...

Take the cryptomining challenge at RSA | Avast

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If you are in San Francisco this week, check out RSA at the Moscone Center and swing by the Avast booth to witness the effects of real-time cryptomining firsthand. We’ll be hosting ...

How the Blockchain Is Helping Secure IoT Technology

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For those reading this who were cognizant of such topics as the Internet of Things (IoT) and security architecture back in 2016, you may have had some passing knowledge of the Mirai ...
Inside Job Behind Theft of $3M from Bitcoin Exchange, Says CEO

Inside Job Behind Theft of $3M from Bitcoin Exchange, Says CEO

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The chief executive officer of a Bitcoin exchange believes the theft of more than $3 million from the platform was an inside job. On 12 April, the team behind Coinsecure replaced the ...

Enterprise Networks Hit by Cryptominers; 2.5 Billion Attacks Blocked in Six Months

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Cryptomining transactions, seen as a terrific money-making scheme separate from the traditional online advertising, are growing faster than ever, concluded security researchers after 2.5 billion attacks were blocked in enterprise networks in ...
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