Here’s why you should hope law enforcement figures out how to investigate Bitcoin-related crimes
Europol warned that the virtual currencies Zcash, Monero, and Ethereum are increasingly being used in the digital underground market, following Bitcoin.
Europol has for the first time released a cybercrime report examining the growing popularity of zcash, monero and ethereum on the darknet.
The SEC is a very interesting financial entity when it comes to regulating new markets. Although they are not keen on cryptocurrency, the current regulation isn’t overly negative. Initial coin offerings, on the other hand, are a different matter entirely. Thanks to the launch of their new cyber unit, the SEC will police ICOs and […]
Ryan Kennedy is accused of using highly sophisticated strategies to steal from unsuspecting Bitcoin users, using proceeds to live in luxury
The initial attack on MongoDB was so successful that cybercriminals returned to strike it again
Cybercriminals no longer need any coding experience to be able to make money by extorting someone else. According to Symantec researchers there is new Android app spreading through Chinese underground forums that allows wannabe cybercriminals to create custom ransomware, without having to write on single line of code. Creating Ransomware through an Android app The […]
The rise of cybercrime on Ethereum.
Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts see Ethereum as a project that has a lot of potential. Its technology — most notably smart contracts — is certainly worth exploring. Unfortunately, any new form of technology will also attract people with less-than-honest intentions. The Ethereum ecosystem has become a home to cybercrime in a disturbing way. Millions of dollars have been […]
Human DNA is the blueprint for each and every one of us. This complex entity never ceases to amaze. According to new scientific research, DNA could one day be used to hack software programs. That may sound strange and scary at the same time, and it is both. This represents a major leap forward for science and technology, albeit one […]
Steganography is one of the most powerful and underutilized technologies we know today. Embedding information within images anyone can see is a great way to distribute data to others without relying on third-party communication channels. A new report from Kaspersky Lab shows steganography use is on the rise among both cybercrime groups and individuals conducting cyber […]
National police forces in Europe are seeking new cash for research on how to tackle cybercrimes involving digital currency. The post Swedish Police to Seek EU Funds for Cryptocurrency Research appeared first on CoinDesk. Source
The world was surprised to learn that a massive botnet had shut down multiple popular online services earlier this year. During this attack, platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and plenty of others suffered from extended outages. These attacks were caused by the Mirai botnet, which quickly became synonymous with insecure Internet of Things devices. […]
The threat of a ransomware attack has big businesses in Britain scrambling to stockpile Bitcoin. …
About 2673 cybercrime complaints were submitted according to IC3’s report. Losses connected to such cybercriminal activities reported to be in $1.3 bln.