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Attackers used Telegram to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware

Kaspersky Lab says it spotted evidence of a vulnerability in the desktop version of Telegram that allowed attackers to install cryptocurrency mining malware on users’ computers. The zero-day exploit was used to trick Telegram users into downloading malicious files, which could then be used to deliver cryptocurrency mining software and spyware. According to Kaspersky, those […]

Kaspersky Says Telegram Flaw Used for Cryptocurrency Mining

By February 13, 2018, 6:42 AM EST Hackers have been able to exploit a vulnerability in the Telegram messaging app’s desktop client to earn units of cryptocurrencies such as Monero and ZCash, according to Kaspersky Lab. Telegram is one of the most popular messaging hubs used by members of the cryptocurrency community. Kaspersky said on […]

Cryptocurrency ‘Pump and Dump’ Schemes Coordinated In Telegram

Many cryptocurrency users are familiar with this scenario: they see a coin jump in value, and, in anticipation of the ‘next Bitcoin,’ buy-in, only to find themselves with a huge loss. Just hours or days after the price increase, it will suddenly plummet, leaving late buyers holding the bag. The phenomenon is not uncommon in […]

ICOs: Cryptocurrency ‘pump and dump’ scams organised on Telegram

The scams used by the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ in stock markets have now found their way into cryptocurrency markets. Business Insider/Samantha Lee/Paramount Pictures Traders “pump and dump” small cryptocurrencies to artificially inflate the price in the hope of making a quick profit at the expense of other investors. Business Insider observed five apparent “pump […]

ICOs: Cryptocurrency ‘pump and dump’ scams organised on Telegram

The scams used by the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ in stock markets have now found their way into cryptocurrency markets. Business Insider/Samantha Lee/Paramount Pictures Traders “pump and dump” small cryptocurrencies to artificially inflate the price in the hope of making a quick profit at the expense of other investors. Business Insider observed five apparent “pump […]

Chinese Investors to Trade Bitcoin Over-The-Counter Via Telegram

Featured As Chinese-based bitcoin exchanges plan to shut down, bitcoin investors are taking their trading elsewhere. They will now focus on broker-facilitated, over-the-counter exchanges.  Also read: Nebraska Ethics Board Allows Attorneys to Accept Bitcoin Prior to exchange shutdown notices, most traders conducted OTC exchanges on Weechat messenger. As a result of government crackdowns […]

China’s WeChat Crackdown Drives Bitcoin Devotees to Telegram

WeChat is starting to see its first wave of defectors: Chinese cryptocurrency afficionados. The country’s crackdown on bitcoin and WeChat, the nation’s dominant messaging app, is sending users of both to Telegram and other encrypted services banned in the country. With administrators personally liable for what is said on groups they run, users of bitcoin […]

Telegram Founder Believes Bitcoin Will Undermine US Hegemony

Featured A Russian Sputnik news article reported Telegram and Vkontakte founder hopes bitcoin will undermine US hegemony. Further, he believes the cryptocurrencies have the power to reshape the global finance system and escape US monetary control.  Also read: Saxo Bank Offers Bitcoin Exchange Traded Notes Telegram Founder Praises Bitcoin for Changing the Financial […]

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