Encryption-Busting EARN IT Act Advances in Senate

Plus: A massive crime bust in Europe, a warning from US Cyber Command, and more of the week’s top security...

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Personal Data of 250,000 People From 20 Countries Leaked by Bitcoin Scam
Jul05

Personal Data of 250,000 People From 20 Countries Leaked by Bitcoin Scam

A global bitcoin scam has reportedly leaked personal data of about 250,000 people from more than 20 countries. The majority of the compromised data were of people in the U.K., Australia, South Africa, and the U.S. This bitcoin scam operates under several different names. Investors’ Personal Data Leaked A global threat hunting and intelligence company, Group IB, revealed this week that it has “discovered thousands of...

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Germany Takes Over FATF Presidency With New Guidance on Crypto Standards
Jul05

Germany Takes Over FATF Presidency With New Guidance on Crypto Standards

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has a new president as Germany took over the presidency from China. The intergovernmental organization also highlighted the need for more guidance on cryptocurrencies as many countries have not yet fully implemented its revised crypto standards. Another review has also been announced. Germany Now Leads FATF The FATF has a new president, Dr. Marcus Pleyer of Germany, who succeeded Xiangmin Liu of...

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Over 2,500 Austrian Merchants Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments
Jul05

Over 2,500 Austrian Merchants Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

More than 2,500 merchants in Austria can accept three types of cryptocurrencies via the payment processor Salamantex. The company explained that the system was tested with a number of select A1 5Gi network shops. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, contactless payments have been trending more so than they ever were before. There are a number of traditional services that remove cash from the equation, but cryptocurrencies also provide the...

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John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Jul05

John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. The following letter was published publicly on the internet on February 8, 1996. John Perry Barlow founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and wrote the letter of...

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