Tether, a cryptocurrency startup, has lost $31 million worth bitcoins from its platform due to the hacker attack. The value of cryptocurrencies has fallen across the market against the U.S. dollar after the news of the attack broke out.
Security November 21, 2017
A new ransomware is breaking into hard-to-crack media outlets, subway systems, and airports in Europe, particularly Ukraine and Russia. Called BadRabbit, security researchers think it’s by the same people who distributed NotPetya.
Security October 25, 2017
Internet September 17, 2017
The Equifax hackers have demanded a ransom of over 600 Bitcoin, or about $2.66 million, by Sept. 15. The victims of the Equifax data breach should safeguard their information, whether or not Equifax pays the ransom.
Security September 10, 2017
A group of hackers attacked a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic and released private client information, along with personal photos including nude pictures. The hacking group, identified as the ‘Tsar Team,’ demands Bitcoin ransom in exchange for the sensitive stolen data.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2017
A unit of digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin has reached a new historic high. The price of one bitcoin has surpassed the value of an ounce of gold for the first time.
Business Tech March 3, 2017
Hackers attacked a hotel in Austria and guests were locked in their rooms, and the electronic systems disabled and manipulated. The systems were released only after the hackers' demand for 1,500 euros (about $1,600) bitcoin ransom was paid.
Life & Style January 30, 2017
Xapo has now been granted conditional approval from Switzerland for its operations. The move is seen as a regulatory breakthrough for virtual currency wallet providers.
Business Tech January 30, 2017
BTCC cofounder and CEO Bobby Lee has stated that bitcoin will be regulated in the future. People's Bank of China (PBoC) recently launched an investigation of the bitcoin exchange platforms because of immense price hike in the market.
Business Tech January 25, 2017
The Los Angeles Valley College came under a cyber-attack and ended up paying a ransom of $28,000 to the hackers. The college received the decryption key to restore access but only after the payment was made through Bitcoin.
Security January 15, 2017
The hacker linked to data breaches on MySpace, Tumblr and LinkedIn is now selling millions of Twitter accounts for 10 bitcoins. According to LeakedSource, the evidence points to the victim of the hacking not being Twitter itself, but rather its users.
Internet June 9, 2016
Australia is set to auction confiscated bitcoins worth $11 million. The organizers are hoping to attract sophisticated investors who see value in this growing digital asset.
Business Tech May 31, 2016
Members of the bitcoin community accused Wright of hoaxing.
Business Tech May 5, 2016
Bitcoin may be foreign territory to many but it’s actually already accepted in numerous establishments. Now, the cryptocurrency’s founder has a face in Craig Wright.
Business Tech May 2, 2016
Valve confirmed that its gaming and digital media platform Steam will now accept payments in bitcoin from users. The company added that the new payment feature is made possible through the processing service company BitPay.
Video Games April 28, 2016
The option to buy games using the popular cryptocurrency is coming to Steam.
Video Games April 22, 2016
Security researchers devised a tool that allows Petya ransomware victims to use a free password for decrypting their PC’s master boot file. Once decrypted, users would be able to use their PCs once again.
Internet April 13, 2016
A Kentucky-based hospital became the latest victim of a ransomware attack after a number of files on its computer systems were infected by encryption. The perpetrators are reportedly asking for a total of four bitcoins, around $1,600, as the ransom amount.
Computers March 25, 2016
A message on a Microsoft support website stated that the company is no longer accepting Bitcoins as payment for digital content. Microsoft has now apologized and said that the message is a false one.
Internet March 15, 2016
Hackers set their sights on the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, demanding 9,000 Bitcoin, which roughly amounts to $3.6 million. The Southern California hospital is one of the most recent victims of ransomware.
Internet February 16, 2016
Major Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn has published a highly controversial post on Medium saying that the currency is finally dead. Just how dead is it?
Money January 15, 2016
Mike Tyson and Bitcoin Direct have announced a new digital wallet for Bitcoin, which will work through the Gildera exchange, be available for both iOS and Android and will hopefully help convert people to using Bitcoin.
Apps/Software January 4, 2016
Australian Federal Police raided the home and office of a tech businessman for a tax investigation hours after publications suggested he could be the bitcoin founder known by the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto.
Legal December 9, 2015
The Australian Federal Police raided the Sydney home of Craig Steven Wright, the person who is believed to be the creator of bitcoin. Based on Wired and Gizmodo's findings, Satoshi Nakamoto's real identity is Wright.
Business December 9, 2015
Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has been sentenced to almost six years for stealing over $820,000 in the digital currency bitcoin during an investigation.
Legal December 8, 2015
After the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks which left 129 dead in Paris, the EU has made a call for proposals that will curb terrorist funding through nontraditional monetary systems - including bitcoin.
Society November 20, 2015
Microsoft partners with start-up firm ConsenSys in a move to launch a cloud-based blockchain platform. Dubbed Ethereum, the new platform will work like a huge, decentralized ledger that represents every transaction where bitcoin is used.
Business November 11, 2015
Patric Lanhed, in partnership with Juanjo Tara, an Arduino developer, has come up with a computer chip that is implanted under the skin and has NFC capabilities, enabling users to pay for goods.
Gadgets November 2, 2015
The bitcoin-oriented 21.co has come out with its first product: a bitcoin-mining machine with original, native hardware and software.
Computers September 22, 2015
The U.S. Commodity Futures and Trading Commission grants commodity status to bitcoin. Digital currency operators will now have to be registered under the Commodity Exchange Act.
Business September 18, 2015
Nine of the world's largest banks have joined forces to create a framework for bitcoin blockchain technology, which could both save money and increase efficiency in financial activity.
Deals September 16, 2015
Prosecutors in Japan have officially filed charges against the former head of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange. The Japan-based company shut down in February last year.
Legal September 15, 2015
Bitcoin bandits are moving fast to extort virtual money out of the millions of Ashley Madison users exposed after the hack. One security firm estimates that nearly $16,000 in extortion money has already been paid.
Internet September 8, 2015
Former Secret Service special agent Shaun Bridges has pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice in the Silk Road investigation, during which he pocketed $820,000 worth of Bitcoin.
Legal September 2, 2015
As Microsoft rolls out the much-awaited Windows 10 OS, hackers are taking advantage of the public frenzy by sending out ransomware emails to unsuspecting users who are eager to get the free upgrade.
Apps/Software August 3, 2015
Once upon a time, Mt. Gox was the largest bitcoin exchange in the world, but authorities believe Mark Karpelès, its former CEO, and his alleged criminal activities led to the downfall of Mt. Gox.
Business August 1, 2015
A hacker has obtained personal information of Plex users, and is threatening to release the information to torrent networks if a ransom in bitcoins is not paid.
Internet July 3, 2015
A former federal agent, who was with the Drug Enforcement Agency, has admitted to the theft of the virtual currency and clandestinely soliciting compensation from Ross Ulbricht, the operator of Silk Road, for sharing details of the investigation.
Society July 2, 2015
Where's Google, Apple and Microsoft? They’re on the list all right, but they're not smarter than Tesla, Xiaomi or Illumina.
Business June 26, 2015
The Instant Exchange feature of Coinbase instantly converts bitcoins to local currencies, which is the latest attempt to address the volatility issues of the digital currency.
Money June 19, 2015
When the new indie comedy 'Dope' opens in theaters June 19, it'll set a milestone. You can now buy tickets to see the movie with Bitcoin, the first time a movie studio has allowed such a thing.
Money June 15, 2015
New York State officially announces final rules for BitLicense. Regulators say the main focus of the new rules is to avoid money laundering and other illicit activities that were previously involved with Bitcoin.
Business June 6, 2015
New York's Department of Financial Services has issued the state's first charter for a bitcoin exchange to startup company ItBit.
Money May 8, 2015
Bitcoin startup Circle has received $50 million in funding from Goldman Sachs and Chinese firm IDG Capital Partners. Circle is an online wallet that allows you to to hold, send, and receive U.S. dollars as well as bitcoin.
Deals April 30, 2015
'Random Darknet Shopper' has been returned to its art collective creator, !Mediengruppe Bitnik. The shopping bot had been confiscated by Swiss authorities for its illegal purchases in dark web marketplaces.
Geek April 22, 2015
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