Tag Archives: Attacks

Are 2017’s Network Attacks ”Real” or Are Bitcoiners Growing Paranoid?

Technology Over the past year or so there’s been a lot of discussion concerning ‘attacks’ on the Bitcoin network. Across forums and social media, the subjective valuations from bitcoin proponents of what an ‘attack’ on the network really is has become an extremely contentious topic. Also read: Japanese City Attracts Cryptocurrency Miners with […]

Bitcoin Price Gains Sees North Korean Hackers Ramp Up Attacks

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. South Korea’s internet security authority has pointed to an ‘alarming’ rise of malware attacks from North Korean hackers seeking bitcoin to fund Kim Jong Un’s regime. A new report by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), the authority responsible for maintaining […]

20 Percent of Mobile Cryptocurrency Malware Attacks Are In the US

As the value of cryptocurrencies continues to rise, criminals are finding ways to get some digital money while offloading the expense to unsuspecting victims. The latest tactic: tricking Android users into downloading legitimate-looking apps that are packed with code that “mines” digital currencies for a hacker without their knowledge. “With mining, it’s kind of like […]

Protecting Bitcoin from Replay Attacks

Bitcoin is soaring. Just when it seems like the cryptocurrency has hit a new, unfathomable value, it just continues to accelerate and proliferate further. Just last month Bitcoin surpassed $5,000 for the first time. While it took seven years for the currency to hit this mark, it took just 11 days to exceed $6,000 and […]

Non-Govt Cryptocurrency is ‘Junk’: Mastercard CEO Attacks Bitcoin

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Mastercard president and CEO Ajay Banga has broadly dismissed all non-governmental cryptocurrencies as ‘junk’ in a media interview. Mastercard, the world’s second-largest payments company after Visa, was asked about the potential for disruption brought on by digital currencies. Powered by decentralized blockchain […]

Mastercard CEO Attacks Bitcoin, Finds Solace in Government-Backed Cryptos

Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard, has leveled a scathing attack on any and all cryptocurrencies that are not government mandated, calling them “junk”. Digital currencies are almost direct competition for a company like Mastercard, and when asked his opinion on the futuristic technology, Banga was not complimentary of how things stand at the moment. Big […]

Ethereum price (ETH/USD): Spammer attacks Ethereum testnet

A test version of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain has come under a spam attack some two weeks before the next phase in the evolution of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency commences. As reported by industry website Coindesk, the attack has been aimed at the Ropsten testnet, which is currently being used by developers to test new code […]

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Attacks Are a Threat

With the advent of cryptocurrency mining as a means of income, it was only a matter of time before hackers and malicious entities attempted to exploit the system. According to a report by Coin Desk, Kaspersky Lab has recently issued documentation showing that more than 1.65 million computers have been targeted by malware attacks specifically […]

North Korea attacks Bitcoin bods to swell its war chest says FireEye • The Register

North Korea appears to have commenced online attacks aimed at acquiring Bitcoin so it can evade sanctions. South Korea’s Cyber Warfare Research Center alleged a few weeks ago that at least one Bitcoin exchange had been targeted by a Nork hack, and now FireEye threat researcher Luke McNamara writes that “since May 2017, we have […]

North Korea Hackers Step Up Bitcoin Attacks

As politicians from Washington to Seoul consider imposing new sanctions on North Korea, Kim Jong Un’s regime appears to be stepping up efforts to secure bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that could be used to avoid additional trade restrictions. North Korean hackers are increasing their attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea and related sites, according […]

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