INTERPOL and Kaspersky Lab have identified a threat to the blockchain in virtual transactions that could result in them being embedded with malware or other illegal data.
BitTorrent, the company responsible for the development of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol as well as that of μTorrent, a widely used torrent client, has been criticized for bundling the popular with cryptocurrency mining software.
Crypto-ransomware continues to be a very effective way for cyber crooks to "earn" serious money: the method is so lucrative that with a single campaign, the crooks have managed to get their hands on 810 BTC (over $217,000) in a month.
While the Bitstamp exchange is still offline, its team has shared some more details about the compromise they suffered recently.
UK-based bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily suspended its service in the wake of an attack.
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