News website BBC spotted by bitcoin-scammers
Security researchers have discovered that apparently legitimate BBC News websites are being misused by scammers to mince bitcoin. The scam was discovered in the first week of January, reports The Next Web.
Scammers created an email that seemed to be legitimate, containing a button to display the mes... Read more
In new spam mails is threatened with bombs
A remarkable new spam campaign has been launched, aimed at countries in the western world. The hackers threaten to detonate a bomb, unless the recipient of the mail makes a payment in bitcoin. Bombs have so far not been found in the locations where they would be located.
The message of the mails is ... Read more
Ethereum’s dropping below $100.
The value of Ether has fallen by 93 percent since its highest level in January, from over 1,400 dollars. The cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network fell below 100 dollars for the first time since May 2017.
According to Ars Technica, the decrease is related to the declining enthusiasm for cryptocurre... Read more
American state of Ohio accepts bitcoin as a means of payment for taxes
For the first time in the United States there is a state that accepts bitcoin as a means of payment for taxes. As of today, companies in the state can pay their taxes via the site ohiocrypto.com. That's what The Wall Street Journal reports today.
Payments through the platform will not be processed d... Read more
Continued price decline in bitcoin causes mining companies to go bankrupt
The value of bitcoin and other crypto currencies continues to fall. As a result, several cryptomining companies stop and file for bankruptcy. This is mainly due to the fact that the more bitcoin is mined, the less easy it is to obtain. It is more expensive and that makes it now the value drops less ... Read more
New low point for bitcoin in chaos around bitcoin cash
The value of the bitcoin has fallen sharply in recent times, with a new low point. The crypto currency is worth about 3,845 euros at the time of writing, its lowest value since May 2017. According to analysts, this rapid decline is due to the bitcoin cash fork. That's what Silicon Angle reports.
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Hackers disguise cryptominer as legitimate Windows installation files
Hackers keep finding new ways to steal cryptic currency. It seems that hackers have now found a way to hide malware that allows them to avoid cryptographic currency as legitimate Windows installation files. Malware known as Coinminer is specifically designed to fly under the radar.
That's what secur... Read more
Hackers abused StatCounter and infected nearly 700,000 websites
Hackers who use cryptographic currency have hacked into one of the most widely used services for traffic analytics. They abuse StatCounter in an attempt to steal bitcoin from the users of online stock exchange Gate.io. More than 688,000 websites were affected by the attack.
That's what the ZDNet sit... Read more
Morgan Stanley wants to offer derivatives associated with bitcoin
After the price of most crypt currencies suffered from the rumour that Goldman Sachs would not set up a bitcoin desk, confidence has now been restored. That's because of the story that Morgan Stanley plans to offer bitcoin derivatives.
Financial press agency Bloomberg, which usually has reliable sou... Read more