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New Cmb Dharma Ransomware Variant Released

August 11th, 2018 By Lawrence Abrams      On Thursday a new variant of the Dharma Ransomware was discovered that appends the .cmb extension to encrypted files.   The Cmb variant of the Dharma Ransomware was first discovered by Michael Gillespie when he noticed … Continue reading

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Singapore VC Unveils New Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Fund

LuneX Ventures, a partnership between Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm Golden Gate Ventures and its former head of growth Kenrick Drijkoningen, is looking to invest US$10 million into five to ten blockchain and cryptocurrency startups by the end of the … Continue reading

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New KeyPass Ransomware Campaign Underway

August 10th, 2018 By Lawrence Abrams     A new distribution campaign is underway for a STOP Ransomware variant called KeyPass based on the amount of victims that have been seen. Unfortunately, how the ransomware is being distributed is unknown at … Continue reading

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Thailand Sees Booming Cryptocurrency Industry As New Law Comes Into Effect

The cryptocurrency industry in Thailand is booming with about 50 initial coin offerings (ICOs) and 20 exchanges showing interest in applying for a digital asset license, according to Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “License approvals are being processed,” SEC … Continue reading

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Researchers Say Code Reuse Links North Korea’s Malware

By Ionut Arghire on August 09, 2018   Following trails of reused code, security researchers at Intezer and McAfee have uncovered new links between malware families attributed to North Korean threat groups and tracked most of the samples to the … Continue reading

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Blockchain Startups Have Raised US$1.8B In VC Funding So Far This Year

Blockchain companies raised US$1.8 billion through 343 deals during the first half of 2018, a new record for venture capital (VC) investment in the sector that highlights soaring demand from VC firms, according to a new report by blockchain VC … Continue reading

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Using Blockchain Technology to Prevent Workplace Crimes

A U.S.-based startup company called I’ve Been Vetted (IBV) is using blockchain technology to prevent workplace crimes.  The specific distributed ledger protocol that IBV is using comes from Swiss startup KryptoPal, which provides blockchain solutions for enterprises. IBV is hoping … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: August 8, 2018

—–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA256   ******************************************************************** Title: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: August 8, 2018 ********************************************************************   Security Advisories Released or Updated on August 8, 2018 ===================================================================   * Microsoft Security Advisory ADV180012    – Title: Microsoft Guidance … Continue reading

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War Riders Announces Collaboration With OpenSea

War Riders, a new crypto virtual game à la Mad Max, will be running a pre-order campaign for its war vehicles in collaboration with blockchain-based assets and crypto-collectibles marketplace OpenSea. Developed by Cartified, a VC-backed blockchain startup headquartered in Washington … Continue reading

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Samantha Wang, Co-Founder of IOST Discusses Being a Women In The Cryptocurrency Industry

The crypto industry may be a boys’ club, but that shouldn’t stop women from knocking down the door. That’s according to Samantha Wang, a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of IOST, an enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure for online services. In an interview … Continue reading

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