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Coincheck Halts Crypto Remittance to Investigate Latest Data Breach

Major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has suffered a data breach involving unauthorized access to the platform’s domain registration service. Coincheck is one of the world’s oldest crypto exchanges. They suffered a $500 million hack in 2018, which is considered to be the biggest crypto theft in history. The exchange has now encountered another apparent attack …

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Dark Web Merchants Sell Thousands of Stolen Credit Card Numbers

New research by cybersecurity firm, Cyble Research Team, revealed that on May 29, data for more than 80,000 credit cards were put up for sale on the dark web. The data from these cards appears to have been gathered from various countries around the world. According to the announcement, the data leak involved credit card …

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NYC Hacker Charged Over $94 Million Bitcoin-for-Cards Scheme

New York City resident Vitalii Antonenko was charged for allegedly participating in a $94 million Bitcoins-for-cards scheme, according to a May 27 statement from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He is now facing up to 20 years in jail and $500,000 in fines. Antonenko was arrested in March 2019 at …

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GRX Group’s GRID Platform Hosts its First Tokenized Security

Adtech firm tribeOS launched shares in its company as tokenized securities via GSX Group’s GRID platform. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on May 27, the shares were already created using GSX Group’s STACS proprietary blockchain network. Per the announcement, STACS is designed to bring more efficiency to the legacy capital markets. GSX Group’s …

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‘Decentralized ID at All Costs’: Adviser Quits ID2020 Over Blockchain Fixation

A member of the ID2020 Alliance, which aims to bring digital identities to billions of people, has resigned over the organization’s direction on digital immunity passes and COVID-19.  In her resignation email last Friday, Elizabeth Renieris cited ID2020’s opacity, “techno-solutionism,” and corporate influence along with the risks of applying blockchain to immunity passes. Renieris (an …

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1000 Corporate Systems Infected With Monero Mining Malware

The Blue Mockingbird malware gang has infected more than 1000 business systems with Monero mining malware since December 2019. The global scale of the hacker group’s operations was revealed by cloud security firm Red Canary on May 26. The report outlined the group’s methodology. The malware attacks servers running ASP.NET applications and exploits a vulnerability …

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BitAmp – The Next New Open Source Wallet

With the recent rise of Bitcoin prices and the Bitcoin halvening, new entrants into the cryptocurrency field may wonder where they can self-custody their Bitcoin in the most secure way. BitAmp’s Emphasis on Privacy and Security The developers behind new entrant Bitamp’s Bitcoin wallet have created an easy-to-use client-side open-source Bitcoin wallet to fill this …

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Analyst Is ‘Surprised’ There Hasn’t Been a Large-Scale Attack on Bitcoin Cash Yet

Yassine Elmandjra, a crypto asset analyst at ARK Invest, said in a May 24 tweet that the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hashrate fell by 30% since its halving event, and only accounts for about 2% of the SHA-256 hashrate. Elmandjra now thinks it’s only a question of time before somebody takes advantage of the network: “Surprised …

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The latest iOS jailbreak cracks virtually any iPhone

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple’s efforts to discourage iOS jailbreaking have typically left enthusiasts waiting a while until code sleuths discover a flaw that lets them bypass safeguards and break some of the platform’s rules. Not this time around, though. The Unc0ver team has released (via TechCrunch) a jailbreak that works with every iPhone that …

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Decentralized Big Data Platform Gives Users Control and Compensation

GeoDB promises to be a decentralized peer-to-peer big data sharing ecosystem, where users are rewarded for the data they generate. This weekend saw the launch of the iOS version of its new GeoCash app, hot on the heels of the Android version which dropped last week. Big data is watching you… Big data is thought …

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