Banking trojan executes when targets hover over link in PowerPoint doc
Jun10

Banking trojan executes when targets hover over link in PowerPoint doc

Enlarge (credit: Dodge This Security) Criminal hackers have started using a novel malware attack that infects people when their mouse hovers over a link embedded in a malicious PowerPoint file. The method—which was used in a recent spam campaign that attempted to install a bank-fraud backdoor alternately known as Zusy, OTLARD, and Gootkit—is notable because it didn’t rely on macros, visual basic scripts, or...

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Bitcoin Bubble? Analysis Suggests More Room to Grow
Jun10

Bitcoin Bubble? Analysis Suggests More Room to Grow

With all the media attention and the skyrocketing price of bitcoin of late, it is common to hear that bitcoin is in a bubble. However, some analysts disagree, offering reasons why the digital currency has more room to grow. Also read: Are Asian Markets Creating a Bitcoin Price Bubble? Some Say Bitcoin Is in a Bubble As the price of bitcoin surged over 180% this year, some speculate that the digital currency is in a bubble....

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Rising Network Fees Are Causing Changes Within the Bitcoin Economy
Jun10

Rising Network Fees Are Causing Changes Within the Bitcoin Economy

Bitcoin’s value has grown significantly this year making people’s digital asset holdings worth quite a bit these days. Alongside this, bitcoin mining fees have swelled almost in unison with the price rise and some people have been paying an average of $3-4 per transaction. The rising fees continue to cause concern for bitcoin proponents and businesses using the digital currency for daily operations. Also read: Bitcoin...

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Sweden Sees Record Trading Volume as MP Sundin Joins Bitcoin Exchange BTCX
Jun10

Sweden Sees Record Trading Volume as MP Sundin Joins Bitcoin Exchange BTCX

The Swedish Bitcoin markets have emphatically responded to Mathias Sundin, the world’s only elected politician to accept campaign donations exclusively in Bitcoin, assuming the position of Chairman of The Board with Sweden’s largest Bitcoin exchange, BTCX. Also Read: ETF Blues? Check These Alternative Exchange-Traded Bitcoin-Backed Instruments The Surge In Localbitcoins Trading Volume Can Be Interpreted As Evidence of a...

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Indospace Allows Cannabis Merchants to Accept Bitcoin Effortlessly
Jun10

Indospace Allows Cannabis Merchants to Accept Bitcoin Effortlessly

This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Justin Nahin, the founder of Indospace, a payment platform startup connecting cannabis dispensaries with bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Price Skyrockets — Touches $2860 Across Global Exchanges Indospace.io is the first online payment solution that incorporates a dispensary’s updated menu with a bitcoin checkout. The company is a white label bitcoin payment platform that serves...

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