The rising popularity of Bitcoin hasn’t gone unnoticed by online scammers, and according to ThreatTrack’s Chris Boyd, they have started tricking users into completing online surveys with promises of “free” Bitcoin generating software.
The New Jersey attorney general’s office announced today that on-line video gaming company E-Sports Entertainment, LLC, has entered into a $1 million settlement that resolves allegations it infected thousands of personal computers with malicious software code enabling E-Sports to monitor what programs subscribers were running and illegally mine for bitcoins.
Another bitcoin exchange has shut down, taking approximately $4.1 million worth of its clients' bitcoins with it and, according to CoinDesk, foul play from its operator is suspected.
A daring hack and heist targeting online Bitcoin wallet service Inputs.io has resulted in the theft of 4,100 Bitcoins (currently over $1.3 million) and has left some of the users extremely disgruntled.
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