Bans on privacy coins by Japan and now possibly France and Texas might make it harder for criminals to conduct certain types of illegal activities but crypto advocates say these bans could actually harm efforts to make privacy a universal human right.
As prices of cryptocurrencies continue to skyrocket, fraudulent cryptocurrency scams are on the rise. Twitter cryptocurrency scams impersonating celebrities or influencers are so popular with cryptocurrency thieves and hackers simply because they are so easy to pull off on a daily basis.
Brave privacy browser may have violated FTC and GDPR regulations for automatically redirecting users to affiliate links after they entered the name or URL of cryptocurrency sites.
US law enforcement agencies make up the majority of the information requests and nearly all of the ‘three letter’ players are getting in on the action, from the FBI to the IRS.
Are you a victim of cryptojacking? Both individuals and organizations are now at risk of this new hacking approach to tap into your computer’s processing power. Most famously, Coinhive has been promoting this controversial new practice to tap for mining the cryptocurrency Monero.
Many believe that virtual currencies could be a driving force in economic growth. Two new bi-partisan bills will seek to regulate virtual currencies while establishing significant protections for U.S. consumers.
Crypto exchange Liquid, one Japan's most popular exchanges, is now short $97 million in total assets after a cyber attack that pulled funds directly from the wallets of some of its customers.
Crypto mining malware is now the weapon of choice for hackers worldwide. The skyrocketing prices of cryptocurrencies is driving the scale of cryptojacking attacks, and can mean very lucrative profits ranging from hundreds of dollars to twenty thousand dollars per month. Victims now include Tesla and the UK government.
Brazen robbery by crypto hackers cost users of a DeFi platform a collective $610 million, but only for a little while. Hackers have since returned all but $33 million in assets.