Dibs: Bitfinext is under fire from hackers.Bitfinexes bitcoin trading platform, founded by Bitfinexs co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong, was hacked early on Wednesday morning, the company confirmed.Armstrong told the Wall Street Journal that his company has since been flooded with reports about “an ongoing campaign to disrupt and steal all of our funds.”Bitfinex announced earlier […]
This is a guest post by Patrick J. Smith, a senior fellow at the Center for Internet and Society.The views expressed in this commentary are his own.This post originally appeared on Wired UK.Follow Wired UK for more posts from the world of cryptocurrency.
The Bitcoin and Ethereum virtual currencies have a reputation for being dangerous, but it seems like some of them are actually useful.That reputation is being bolstered by a recent spate of attacks.We spoke with two cybercriminals who have used Bitcoin and other virtual currencies in attacks that have disrupted websites.“The most important thing for us […]
Bitcoin users and supporters have expressed concerns about harassment and harassment threats online.On Wednesday, a Reddit user who goes by the name ‘Sylvie’ posted a message to a subreddit called ‘Bitcoin Forum’, in which she described an incident in which her mother had to flee her home after a Bitcoin user called her a “cuck”.“My […]
How do you learn about virtual currency abuse?There are many tools, and I’ve written an entire post about how to use some of them to learn how to spot it.In this post, I want to share how to train yourself on how to detect and report abuse online using some simple tools.First, I will outline […]
For years, virtual currency is a niche, and its price has fluctuated wildly, often in the millions of dollars.The latest virtual currency to come into the spotlight is Bitcoin, which has exploded in popularity since it was introduced in 2009.But Bitcoin is still just a small fraction of all virtual currencies, and that hasn’t stopped […]