Salon to Mine Monero with Ad-Blocking Readers’ Computers

Adam James · February 14, 2018 · 7:30 am If you’re prone to running ad-blocking software, don’t be surprised to hear your computer’s fans start kicking it up a notch. Major websites like Salon are now looking to start borrowing

Telegram Users Hacked – Computers Used to Mine Monero and Zcash

Adam James · February 13, 2018 · 5:30 pm Popular privacy-focused instant messaging application Telegram has suffered a bit of a setback, as hackers have been secretly able to utilize unsuspecting users’ computers to mine Monero and Zcash. Private and

crypto miners on government sites

A hack of a popular plug-in infected thousands of websites with crypto-mining software. Thousands of sites, including those in the UK healthcare system, numerous universities, as well as UK, US, and Australian authorities, had unnoticed crypto-miners. These use the computing

Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

James Levenson · February 12, 2018 · 1:00 am Reports of mining malware infestations are an almost weekly occurrence now. With cryptocurrency mining becoming more lucrative than ransomware, hackers are upping their game and widening the digital net. Those caught

Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin Anonymous

News Bitcoin’s latest fork is just weeks away and this one’s a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting block sizes, Bitcoin private (BTCP) is adding zk-Snarks. The privacy enhancing feature

Feds Seize $4.7 Million in Bitcoins in Fake ID Sting

Adam James · February 10, 2018 · 3:45 am Nearly $5 million worth of Bitcoin used in a large-scale fake ID operation has been seized by federal authorities in Ohio. Bitcoins for Fake IDs According to the Associated Press, federal