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Hackers hit Seagate NAS devices with cryptomining malware

Hackers hit Seagate NAS devices with cryptomining malware

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Crypto-currency mining malware is back, driven in part by the growing popularity of alternatives to Bitcoin that are easier to mine and the increasing power of GPUs.

Shadow Broker's leaked files confirmed real by Snowden docs

Shadow Broker's leaked files confirmed real by Snowden docs

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A dubious offering by a dubious group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers has been at least partly legitimised by disclosures from Snowden's 2013 leak

ICYMI: UAE VPN ban; Malvertising; Voice recognition, US drops SMS; Bitcoins stolen

ICYMI: UAE VPN ban; Malvertising; Voice recognition, US drops SMS; Bitcoins stolen

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at UAE's VPN ban; Hidden malvertising; Bank voice recognition; US drops SMS -2F; Bitcoins stolen.

Bitcoin phishing is easy, nearly risk free and on the rise

Bitcoin phishing is easy, nearly risk free and on the rise

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Phishing attacks lead to rogue "bulletproof" hosting firm which has a history of hosting malware and other illegal content, researchers claim.

Microsoft unveils "Project Bletchley" secure blockchain framework

Microsoft unveils "Project Bletchley" secure blockchain framework

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Project Bletchley has been introduced by Microsoft and will use blockchain to secure financial transaction history and protect against fraud

48% of UK businesses fail to back up company data at least once a day

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One in five medium to-large businesses in the UK don't have a plan of action in place in case of a ransomware attack. Almost half (48 percent) of British businesses are failing to back up their company data at least once a day.

EuroCACS 2016: Blockchain will unleash new wave of change in tech

EuroCACS 2016: Blockchain will unleash new wave of change in tech

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Speaking at EuroCACS 2016 in Dublin, ISACA's Dr Ron Hale described how crypto-ledgers could disrupt many established industries.

First Mac OS X ransomware found in the wild

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The first known OS X ransomware has been spotted on OS X torrent client Transmission.

CTB-Locker ransomware infects over 100 websites

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Crypto ransomware CTB-Locker has been pushed onto users once again. A new variant of the malware now targets websites instead of Windows.

Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre

Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre

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When malware goes to war: South California hospital unable to relax in the face of US$3.6 million (£2.4 million) demand from attackers

EC wants to crack down on virtual currency exchanges

EC wants to crack down on virtual currency exchanges

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Crypto-currencies like Bitcoin may not be as anonymous as they once were as the European Commision announces its intention to regulate the virtual currency exchanges that, the Commission says, aid terrorist financing.

Alert: Australian police raid home of alleged bitcoin creator

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The mysterious founder of bitcoin may have been unmasked following a tip-off from a security researcher and an investigation by two separate media outlets.

ICYMI: compromised Cert.D, largest breach, home automation, bitcoin bounty, CrypoWall 4.0 exploit

ICYMI: compromised Cert.D, largest breach, home automation, bitcoin bounty, CrypoWall 4.0 exploit

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at compromised Cert.D, Russians in largest breach, vulnerable home automation, Bitcoin bounty on DDoS, CryptoWall 4.0 deliverd via Nuke EK.

News websites offer bitcoin bounty over DDoS attacker

News websites offer bitcoin bounty over DDoS attacker

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CryptoCoinNews and Hacked offer bounty of five bitcoins to catch blackmailer who is holding them to ransom with DDoS threat

EU to expand controls on virtual currencies to fight terrorism

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The EU is looking to crack down on anonymous currency exchanges that could be used by terrorist.

Chimera ransomware not twitching, must be dead

Chimera ransomware not twitching, must be dead

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Security researchers at Bleeping Computer and Emisoft have declared the short-lived ransomware, which threatened to reveal private files, dead.

Vaccine released for Cryptowall 4.0

Vaccine released for Cryptowall 4.0

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After the release of the bigger, badder version of Cryptowall, Romanian security company Bitdefender has come out with a vaccine

CoinVault and Bitcryptor, R.I.P.

CoinVault and Bitcryptor, R.I.P.

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Kaspersky and Dutch police have shut down these two strains of ransomware in a joint effort, arresting the authors and seizing the decryption keys.

EU high court rules Bitcoin exchange is now tax-free

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Bitcoin transactions are not subject to value-added tax (VAT).

Australian banks oppose bitcoin exchanges

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Australian businesses are turning away from bitcoin since Australian banks made the move last month to close 13 of the country's 17 bitcoin exchanges' accounts.

Extortion on the cards

Extortion on the cards

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Ransomware is an attack unlike any other. Chances are you know about it pretty quickly after you've been infected but there is little you can do once you've been hit if you aren't prepared. Tom Reeve reports

Barclays first bank to accept Bitcoin

Barclays first bank to accept Bitcoin

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After conducting tests in London, Barclays will let people begin to make charitable contributions using Bitcoin.

Bitcoin exchange founder faces re-arrest in Japan

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Police in Japan will re-arrest the CEO of the collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox on theft allegations.

How UK crypto-currency businesses can detect money-laundering

How UK crypto-currency businesses can detect money-laundering

Paul Stokes explains how a recent proposal by the UK government to regulate digital currencies presents a huge opportunity for the UK to become a leader in the area.

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