Facebook Fails, Russian Hacks, and More Security News This Week

The Mueller report, Facebook goofs, and more of the week’s top security...

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Darknet Users Allege Wall Street Market Exit Scammed, Possibly Snatching $30M
Apr21

Darknet Users Allege Wall Street Market Exit Scammed, Possibly Snatching $30M

During the first week of April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a large swarm of darknet market (DNM) users flocking from Dream to the Wall Street marketplace. However, the migration hasn’t been as successful as it may have first seemed, with some vendors alleging that Wall Street has pulled an exit scam and ran off with $30 million in crypto held in escrow. Also read: The Darknet’s Largest Marketplace Is Closing – But...

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These Next-Generation Mining Rigs Pack a Ton of Hashpower
Apr21

These Next-Generation Mining Rigs Pack a Ton of Hashpower

Last week, mining manufacturer Bitmain launched its latest Antminer 17 series. Now Canaan Creative has published its own device specifications and pricing for the new Avalonminer 10 series that process between 31-33 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). In addition to Canaan’s latest miners, two more China-based companies are releasing next-generation miners this summer that mine at maximum hashrates between 46-70TH/s. Also read:...

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BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store
Apr21

BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store

Cryptocurrency gives companies another payment option to offer their customers that yields a host of benefits. In the case of bitcoin cash, crypto payments are an easy, fast and cheap option, thanks to ultra-low onchain fees. BCH Merchant is a Point of Sale app that allows businesses to accept bitcoin cash. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Banking Platform Cashaa Offers Personal and Business Accounts Free App Helps Expand Payment Options...

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Fake News is Coming? Game of Thrones Pirates Are Going to Jail
Apr21

Fake News is Coming? Game of Thrones Pirates Are Going to Jail

In case anyone hadn’t noticed, a new series of Game of Thrones started last week. That meant hundreds of articles about the show, especially since this is probably its last hurrah. We too did our bit, writing earlier this week how the first episode in the series had resulted in a flood of downloads via torrent sites. We’ve been writing about the show in this context for years, so the latest installment probably...

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