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Multi-Stage Word Attack Infects Users Without Using Macros

Spam distributors are using a new technique to infect users with malware, and while this attack relies on having users open Word documents, it does not involve users having to allow the execution of macro scripts. This new macro-less technique … Continue reading

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CoinFestUK Announces Details Of 2018 Event

CoinFestUK is once again taking place this April in Manchester, and CoinJournal is proud to announce that it will be its main media partner. Founded in 2013 by bitcoin advocate Andrew Wagner at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, CoinFest … Continue reading

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Crypto Startup LoopX Disappears After Raising Millions In Token Sales

LoopX, a cryptocurrency startup that raised millions of dollars through several initial coin offerings (ICOs), has disappeared with the funds in what appears to be the latest exit scam. LoopX, which promised “the most advanced trading-algorithm in the cryptocurrency market,” … Continue reading

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Telegram Founder: Crypto Mining Malware Attack Isn’t Due to App Flaw

Telegram Founder: Crypto Mining Malware Attack Isn’t Due to App Flaw Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab reported today that a vulnerability in Telegram’s messaging app had been exploited to turn desktop computers into unwitting crypto-miners – a claim that the … Continue reading

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Global Fund AlphaBit Backs Singapore Blockchain Startup BitCar

BitCar, a Singapore-based blockchain startup, has announced that AlphaBit, a fund launched last year, has purchased a “substantial number of BitCar tokens.” BitCar is currently conducting a token sale to fund the development of its blockchain platform, which intends to … Continue reading

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Academia Responds to Surging Interest in Digital Assets by Offering Crypto/Blockchain Courses

The success of cryptocurrencies depends in large part on their acceptance by established and trusted institutions, such as universities.  These institutions add legitimacy to the crypto-economy and serve as a reliable source of information in a space where misconceptions run … Continue reading

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday that it has begun on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchanges following the hack of Coincheck last month. After the late-January theft, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) requested cryptocurrency exchange operators in Japan, both licensed and … Continue reading

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PoS Malware Steals Credit Card Data via DNS Requests

February 9th, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu     Malware hunters from US security firm Forcepoint have stumbled across a new strain of Point of Sale (PoS) malware, the second such type of PoS malware that hides stolen credit/debit card information … Continue reading

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Everipedia Secures US$30M Investment For P2P Encyclopedia On The Blockchain

Everipedia, a wiki-based, online encyclopedia, has secured a US$30 million investment from a group of strategic investors led by Galaxy Digital’s EOS.IO Ecosystem Fund with participation from the Distributed Network Advisors (DNA) Fund and others. The startup said the funding … Continue reading

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Blockchain Payments Platform BitPesa Acquires TransferZero

Online blockchain payment platform BitPesa is expanding its reach after announcing the acquisition of TransferZero, an international money transfer platform. Founded in 2013, BitPesa has become one of the largest blockchain payment platforms for Africa and Europe and has seen … Continue reading

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