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How an investigation into sextortion led to discovery of a criminal underworld
According to Sophos, the bitcoin extorted from the scams totalled approximately US$500,000, with individual victims on average forced to pay up to $800 into attackers’ coffers.
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals.
ZCoin launches new crowdfunding system to decentralise funding
"As a privacy project, decentralisation is essential for long term sustainability which includes governance and funding."
ESET discovers campaign stealing bitcoins from darknet users
ESET researchers have discovered a trojanised Tor Browser that cybercriminals use to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers.
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
Cybercriminals laundering $200b in ill-gotten gains – here’s how
A new report from Bromium has landed with a number of startling findings, including the confirmation of a bustling cybercrime laundry market.
Bitcoin’s not a fad, it’s a waiting game
The Bitcoin's wild price swings have polarised people into evangelists and detractors - but why does the technology matter?
Cryptocurrency exchange says it lost $195m to hackers – but is it a scam?
BitGrail wasn't known to many until last week when it announced it had been hacked, but many experts believe all is not as it seems.
Crypto regulation will tame the 'wild west' of investment says Melbourne lawyer
With cryptocurrency regulation looming investors should welcome the changes rather than calling it quits, says one Australian tech lawyer.
Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.
Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
"NextGen Energy is creating disruptive opportunities within the NZ electricity sector, and actively pursues the adoption of new technologies."
Rackspace, Bitcoin, Alibaba and the future of cloud
"Alibaba’s growing presence was a key reason Rackspace acquired Datapipe, our closest competitor, earlier this year."
LogRhythm divulges eight key predictions for cybersecurity in 2018
The predictions for the new year include both good news and bad news, like the biggest data breach settlement of all time and increased awareness.
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
Startup making Bitcoin accessible to NZers raises $400k
The startup plans to use the funding to continue driving growth in New Zealand while also expanding into the UK market.
How Bitcoin’s blockchain is aiding cybersecurity
Bitcoin defies a unique set of security concerns through innovations and structures which are influencing how cybersecurity will face new threats.
Is bitcoin the new alternative investment or a bubble ready to burst?
The surge in bitcoin prices means that the cryptocurrency’s market valuation has now crossed $75bn.
Innovation or irrelevance: The price of digital disruption
Amazon is just the latest guise of the combined business threats of innovation and competition in the marketplace.
Blockchain an inspiring tech for enterprises, but it's attracting hackers too
As blockchain and Bitcoin rocket in value and becomes mainstream across the world, both ISACA and Proofpoint have published advisories.
Australian budget reaffirms commitment to fintech industry
Australia is hoping to establish a regional fintech advantage in a fast-moving global environment.
NZ government should rein banks in and encourage competition in cryptocurrency trading – expert
Andreas Antonopoulos says the NZ government needs to get its act together to reap the gains of cryptocurrency, citing Singapore as an example.
Cryptocurrency could spur significant developments in NZ property law
The treatment of 'intangible property' is an area ripe for clarification, and cryptocurrency may well give rise to the case to test the boundaries.
New Bitcoin trading platform brings investment to 'everyday New Zealanders'
"Bitcoin is a fairly new concept for most people, so we want to make it an accessible form of investment for everyday New Zealanders."
Trust in transformation: The Blockchain.NZ conference returns to Auckland this May
The Blockchain.NZ is coming back to Auckland on May 8-11 to help New Zealand discover the true blockchain potential for business.