Bitfury Enters Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Business with Crystal Launch

Bitfury isn't waiting for law enforcement to clean up the bitcoin space. After years of working with government agencies leery of bitcoin's seedy past, the blockchain services firm best known for its bitcoin transaction...

Crypto Rich and Paranoid: Threats Prompt Radical Security in Bitcoin Land

"Grumpynitis," as he's known on Reddit, figured he had taken every precaution he needed to protect his crypto assets. After all, he worked as a security consultant to banks, governments and multinationals. He...

PayPal Subsidiary Data Breach Hits Up to 1.6 Million Customers

Global e-commerce business PayPal has disclosed a data breach that may have compromised personally identifiable information for roughly 1.6 million customers at a payment processing company PayPal acquired earlier this year. PayPal Holdings Inc. said...

Chinese Government Institute Launches Blockchain for Authentication

A Chinese government-led research body has rolled out a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform for identity and supply-chain tracking. Dubbed the Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP), the system, developed by China Banknote Blockchain Technology Research Institute, was...

Google Detects Android Spyware That Spies On WhatsApp, Skype Calls

In an attempt to protect Android users from malware and shady apps, Google has been continuously working to detect and remove malicious apps from your devices using its newly launched Google Play Protect service. Google...
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A Company Offers $500,000 For Secure Messaging Apps Zero-Day Exploits

ow much does your privacy cost? It will soon be sold for half a Million US dollars. A controversial company specialises in acquiring and reselling zero-day exploits is ready to pay up to US$500,000 for working...

Here’s the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

A former employee—who worked for an elite hacking group operated by the U.S. National Security Agency—pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified documents home, which were later stolen by Russian hackers. In a press release published Friday,...

IBM Wants You to Know the Ways Blockchain Can Go Wrong

As enterprise blockchains inch closer to live launches, a group of cybersecurity experts within IBM is out to make sure clients take every step to keep their new investments secure. Adewale Omoniyi, a senior...