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How Hackers Cash Out Thousands of Bitcoins Received in Ransomware Attacks

How Hackers Cash Out Thousands of Bitcoins Received in Ransomware Attacks

July 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Digital currencies have emerged as a favourite tool for hackers and cyber criminals, as digital currency transactions are nearly anonymou...
Bitcoin Exchange Operator Arrested For $4 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Arrested For $4 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

July 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
Greek  police have arrested a Russian man who is believed to have been the operator of the popular BTC-e Bitcoin exchange on charges of l...
Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

July 18, 2017Mohit Kumar
All it took was just 3 minutes and ' a simple trick ' for a hacker to steal more than $7 Million worth of Ethereum in a recent bl...
AlphaBay Dark Web Market Goes Down; Users Fear Exit-Scam

AlphaBay Dark Web Market Goes Down; Users Fear Exit-Scam

July 06, 2017Wang Wei
AlphaBay Market, one of the largest Dark Web marketplaces for drugs, guns, and other illegal goods, suddenly disappeared overnight witho...
Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked! Over $1 Million Worth Bitcoin and Ether Stolen

Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked! Over $1 Million Worth Bitcoin and Ether Stolen

July 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
One of the world's largest Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrencies exchanges Bithumb has recently been hacked, resulting in loss of more t...
Creator of Bitcoin Mining Schemes faces $12 Million for Ponzi Scam

Creator of Bitcoin Mining Schemes faces $12 Million for Ponzi Scam

June 06, 2017Wang Wei
Every time a new topic trends on the Internet, scammers take advantage of it. You must have heard of Bitcoin and how in recent days it ...
Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests Out of their Rooms

Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests Out of their Rooms

January 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
What's the worst that could happen when a Ransomware hits a Hotel? Recently, hundreds of guests of a luxurious hotel in Austria wer...
Bitcoin Price Jumps Above $1150 — Highest in last 3 Years

Bitcoin Price Jumps Above $1150 — Highest in last 3 Years

January 05, 2017Mohit Kumar
What a good start of the New Year for those holding Bitcoins! Web-based digital currency Bitcoin has passed $1,110 for the first time o...
FBI is Investigating Theft of $1.3 Million in Bitcoin from a Massachusetts Man

FBI is Investigating Theft of $1.3 Million in Bitcoin from a Massachusetts Man

October 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Over two months ago, the world's third largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex lost around $72 Million worth of Bitcoins in a major hack. ...
Unknown Bidder Buys 2,700 Bitcoins (worth $1.6 million) at US Government Auction

Unknown Bidder Buys 2,700 Bitcoins (worth $1.6 million) at US Government Auction

August 23, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A winning anonymous bidder bought 2,700 Bitcoins ( worth roughly $1.6 Million ) in an auction held by the United States Marshals Service ...
Warning — Bitcoin Users Could Be Targeted by State-Sponsored Hackers

Warning — Bitcoin Users Could Be Targeted by State-Sponsored Hackers

August 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
Another day, another bad news for Bitcoin users. A leading Bitcoin information site is warning users that an upcoming version of the Bl...
Bitcoin Exchange Offers $3.5 Million Reward for Information of Stolen Bitcoins

Bitcoin Exchange Offers $3.5 Million Reward for Information of Stolen Bitcoins

August 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange 'Bitfinex' that lost around $72 Million worth of its customers' Bitcoins last week is now offer...
Bitcoin Price Drops 20% After $72 Million in Bitcoin Stolen from Bitfinex Exchange

Bitcoin Price Drops 20% After $72 Million in Bitcoin Stolen from Bitfinex Exchange

August 03, 2016Mohit Kumar
Yet another blow to Bitcoin: One of the world's most popular exchanges of the cryptocurrency has suffered a major hack, leading to a ...
Corrupt Federal Agent charged in Silk Road theft accused of stealing another $700,000

Corrupt Federal Agent charged in Silk Road theft accused of stealing another $700,000

July 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A former United States undercover agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into the und...
Hacker Steals Money from Bank and Donates $11,000 to Anti-ISIS Group

Hacker Steals Money from Bank and Donates $11,000 to Anti-ISIS Group

May 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
Meet this Robin Hood Hacker: Phineas Fisher, who breached Hacking Team last year, revealed on Reddit Wednesday that he hacked a bank a...
Craig Wright Will Move Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin to Prove His Claim

Craig Wright Will Move Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin to Prove His Claim

May 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Yesterday, BBC broke a story allegedly revealing Craig Wright as the original creator of Bitcoin digital currency Satoshi Nakamoto. H...
Bitcoin Creator Has Finally Unmasked Himself. Maybe, Real?

Bitcoin Creator Has Finally Unmasked Himself. Maybe, Real?

May 02, 2016Mohit Kumar
The mysterious creator of the BITCOIN digital cryptocurrency seems to have been identified as an Australian entrepreneur, and his name is...
How to decrypt Petya Ransomware for Free

How to decrypt Petya Ransomware for Free

April 12, 2016Mohit Kumar
Ransomware has risen dramatically since last few years and is currently one of the most popular threats on the Internet. The Ransom...
Microsoft Quietly Stops Accepting Bitcoin in Windows Store

Microsoft Quietly Stops Accepting Bitcoin in Windows Store

March 14, 2016Wang Wei
Microsoft reckoned Bitcoin was the future of payment system and added it as a payment option for Windows store at the end of 2014, but ...
CTB-Locker Ransomware Spreading Rapidly, Infects Thousands of Web Servers

CTB-Locker Ransomware Spreading Rapidly, Infects Thousands of Web Servers

February 27, 2016Unknown
In last few years, we saw an innumerable rise in ransomware threats ranging from Cryptowall to Locky ransomware discovered last week. ...
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