After phishing attacks, Chrome extensions push adware to millions
Aug04

After phishing attacks, Chrome extensions push adware to millions

Enlarge / One of the ads displayed by a fraudulently updated version of the Web Developer extension for Chrome. (credit: dviate) Twice in five days, developers of Chrome browser extensions have lost control of their code after unidentified attackers compromised the Google Chrome Web Store accounts used to issue updates. The most recent case happened Wednesday to Chris Pederick, creator of the Web Developer extension. Last Friday,...

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WannaCry-Stopping Hacker MalwareTech Charged With Helping Write Kronos Banking Trojan

Marcus Hutchins is under arrest in Las Vegas for allegedly writing Kronos, a banking trojan, three years ago.

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Bitfinex Enables Bitcoin Cash Margin Trading
Aug04

Bitfinex Enables Bitcoin Cash Margin Trading

Bitfinex has enabled margin trading of Bitcoin Cash on its platform. Also read: Indian Government May Take Immediate Steps to Stop Bitcoin Use  Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex tweeted on Thursday that it has enabled margin trading for Bitcoin Cash (BCH). BCH is the new cryptocurrency resulting from the August 1 hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. The exchange explained that it is using BCH as the ticker symbol and...

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Despite Naysayers the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain Chugs Forward
Aug04

Despite Naysayers the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain Chugs Forward

Over the course of the past twelve hours, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain has been chugging along as miners have processed a total of 37 blocks so far. Further, the network is operating at 26% of the original chain’s difficulty as mining has become much easier on the BCH chain. Also Read: 20+ New ICOs Announced Despite SEC Warnings The Bitcoin Cash Chain Chugs On With 37 Blocks Mined So Far and Difficulty Much Lower Than...

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TV Box Seller Emails Sky TV Bosses With ‘Pirate’ Offer, Gets Sued for $1m
Aug04

TV Box Seller Emails Sky TV Bosses With ‘Pirate’ Offer, Gets Sued for $1m

After relatively quiet treatment in the media, last year press in New Zealand began reporting on the booming ‘pirate’ set-top box business sweeping the world. Often based around legal Kodi software boosted with third-party addons, the devices are known for providing free movies, TV shows, and sports. Last November, ‘My Box NZ’ owner Krish Reddy, who said he would take on Sky in its own backyard with his custom...

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