• CryptXXX Ransomware Steals Bitcoin, Private Data

    securityweek.com 21 Apr '16, 2am

    After distributing Pony between November 2014 and December 2015, this specific instance of Bedep started dropping an undocumented “private stealer” until last month. The CryptXXX ransomware’s info stealing abilities are similar to those of the private stealer. According to Proofpoint ...

  • Bitcoin Lending Platform Loanbase Breached

    securityweek.com 08 Feb '16, 10am

    Companies that trade Bitcoin have been increasingly targeted by malicious actors. Last month, Bitcoin trader Cryptsy informed customers of a breach that took place in July 2014, arguing that it delayed the notification for so long because it had been unsuccessfully trying to get the F...

  • Bitcoin Trader Cryptsy Robbed via IRC Backdoor

    securityweek.com 19 Jan '16, 2pm

    Cryptsy also notes that they alerted the Miami FBI, but were redirected to report the issue on the I3C website and that no reply was received so far. For the time being, the website is suspending trades and withdrawals indefinitely until a solution to the problem is found, one of the ...

  • Bitcoin's 'Blockchain' Tech May Transform Banking

    securityweek.com 20 Dec '15, 5pm

    The use of blockchain began in 2009 with the introduction of bitcoin and other virtual currencies that are generated by complex chains of interactions among a huge network of computers around the planet, and are not backed by any government or central bank, unlike traditional currencies.

  • Bitcoin Exchange CEO to Face New Criminal Allegations: Media

    securityweek.com 20 Aug '15, 4am

    Japanese police will re-arrest the CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox on theft allegations, reports said Thursday, as he faces questions over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

  • Bitcoin Entrepreneur Injects Bitcoin 'Wallets' into Hands

    securityweek.com 12 Nov '14, 4pm

    Cyberattack Hit US Weather Service: Report Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting, VPN Access as Breach Investigation Continues Americans Wary of Snooping from Government, Advertisers DDoS Attacks Cost $40,000 Per Hour: Incapsula Inside the Point-of-Sale Malware Threat Exploring the Co...

  • Interpol Office in Singapore Boosts Fight Against Cyber Crime

    securityweek.com 13 Apr '15, 10am

    Healthcare Industry Challenged by Data Breaches, Compliance Hackers Launch New Attack on Belgian Media Group Credential Hijacking Vulnerability Impacts All Versions of Windows: Cylance Great Cannon: Attack Tool Used by China for Censorship Enforcement Norse Launches Hybrid Threat Inte...

  • Canadian Bitcoin Exchange CAVIRTEX Shutting Down Following Breach

    securityweek.com 18 Feb '15, 12pm

    “Because security and the safety of customer funds are paramount to our mission and the success of Bitcoin in general, CAVIRTEX has determined to cease active operations in the Bitcoin business and to return all customer funds,” CAVIRTEX said. “We believe that the damage to the compan...