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$150,000 in Stolen Indian Bank Money Used to Invest in Bitcoin

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$150,000 in Stolen Indian Bank Money Used to Invest in Bitcoin

The Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) lost Rs 6.14 crore rupees (approx $950,000) to four hacks in 49 days a bug – the result of a bug in the bank’s UPI …

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BITCOIN BOTNET AIMS TO MAKES MONEY FROM SMART DEVICES

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Hackers may be hijacking internet-connected fridges, toasters and light bulbs in order to use their computing power to mine bitcoins, researchers have revealed. IBM researchers discovered a bitcoin mining component in a new variant of Mirai—a form of malware that …

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A single typo let hackers steal $400,000 from a bitcoin rival

A single typo let hackers steal $400,000 from a bitcoin rival

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Typos aren’t just a headache — they can sometimes have very costly consequences. On Friday, digital currency Zcoin announced that a typographical …

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Hackers Have Stolen Millions Of Dollars In Bitcoin — Using Only Phone Numbers

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Hackers Have Stolen Millions Of Dollars In Bitcoin — Using Only Phone Numbers

Just after midnight on August 11, self-professed night owl Jered Kenna was working at home in Medellin, Colombia, when he was notified the passwords had been reset on two of his email addresses.
He tried to set up new passwords

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‘Money Mule’ Scams Adopting Bitcoin ATMs For Transferring Hacked Funds

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‘Money Mule’ Scams Adopting Bitcoin ATMs For Transferring Hacked Funds

Hackers who raid corporate bank accounts often launder stolen funds by depositing them in accounts owned by “money mules,” people recruited through work-at-home job scams. The mules are usually instructed to wire the stolen funds to the scammers. Increasingly, however,

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Hackers Steal $2 Million From Bitcoin Exchange In Hong Kong, Bounty Offered To Recover Funds

ComputerYour ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. For cryptocurrency enthusiasts seeking mainstream adoption, events like this are so unhelpful. Hackers appear to have made off with the equivalent of $2 million in digital currencies from Gatecoin, according […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Bitcoin ‘Hacker’ Convicted In Romney Tax Return Fraud, Faces 25 Years Of Imprisonment

bitcoinA Franklin man who is a self-confessed hacker has been found guilty of fraud in exchange of million-dollar bitcoin payment for tax records of then U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Michael Mancil Brown, 37, was found guilty in a Nashville court for engaging in an extortion and wire fraud scheme that involved Mitt Romney’s tax […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Use Bitcoin If You’re Going To Hack An Election

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For decades, Latin American elections have been rigged. In the 21st century, technology has abetted the practice, resulting in the region’s dirtiest elections over the past half-decade. And, when hacking an election, Bloomberg reports, using Bitcoin is crucial. As Enrique Peña Nieto, a lawyer and a millionaire from a family of mayors and governors in Mexico celebrated the 2012 return to power of his Institutional Revolutionary Party – or PRI – it’s unclear if he knew Bitcoin had helped him steal the election. For more than seventy years the PRI ruled until its ouster 2000. During his campaign, Nieto had vowed to crack down on drug violence, corruption and promote transparency in Mexican political affairs. From Bogotá’s well-to-do Chicó Navarra, Colombian political hacker Andrés Sepúlveda watched Nieto’s victory. While Nieto publicly celebrated the win, Sepúlveda protected the campaign’s dirtiest secrets. He destroyed flash drives, hard drives, and cell phones with drills, hammers and microwaves, reports Bloomberg. He shredded documents and flushed them down the toilet. He deleted servers, located in Russia and the Ukraine, which he rented anonymously with bitcoins. He called the Peña Nieto campaign “one of the dirtiest Latin American campaigns in recent memory.” Sepúlveda, 31, claims to […]

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UAE Bank Victimized by Data Breach and Bitcoin Ransom

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UAE Bank Victimized by Data Breach and Bitcoin Ransom

Another customer data breach is in the news, only this time, the results are worse than we’re used to. The breach occurred in the United Arab Emirates, and the attack is being labeled as the biggest in the country’s history. According to Bitcoinist.net, Sharjah bank in the UAE was the victim of a massive hack that took place on November 18th of this year. Customer data was held by “Hacker Buba,” the alias of the alleged attacker. Buba leaked the information on social media outlets and explained that he wouldn’t stop until the bank agreed to pay the bitcoin ransom he had set forth. The bank’s chief financial and operating officer explained: Following the initial attack, Twitter suspended Buba’s account, but it appears the hacker had a few tricks up his sleeve. The following day, Buba was back on Twitter, and in an act of revenge, had allegedly uploaded account statements of approximately 500 bank customers in a single tweet. He then went about texting and emailing the bank’s customers, telling them that their accounts were in his hands and that they’d better pay his ransom if they didn’t want their information released publicly online. Source: http://www.newsbtc.com/2015/12/06/uae-bank-victimized-by-data-breach-and-bitcoin-ransom/

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‘Showdown Year’ for Cyber-Attacks Has Hackers Demanding Ransom in Bitcoin

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(The Street) — Data breaches at eBay (EBAY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Home Depot (HD) coupled with cyber-attacks on U.S. government agencies show the risks posed by hackers will only increase, regulators warn, and finance companies are finding themselves on the front lines. A case in point is the recent warning from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or Finra, that a hacker group known as DD4BC has threatened denial-of-service attacks on its members unless they pay a ransom in the digital currency Bitcoin. The group typically gives the targeted firm a warning that sets a price to avoid the attack, Finra said. The next step is a “demonstration attack” accompanied by a demand for payment within 24 hours. Ransom demands for large firms have ranged from several thousand to several hundred thousand dollars, Finra said. Firms in New Zealand and Australia have been targeted, too, and the Swiss government sounded an alarm about DD4BC earlier this year. “In many ways, it is a showdown year,” said Kevin Petrasic, a partner in the banking and payment systems division at law firm Paul Hastings, which has offices in New York, Europe and Asia. “There are various reasons for this that have largely […]

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