Vivin Cryptomining Malware Using Pirated Software to Infect Victim Computers

Author: www.ITSecurityNews.info | Website: Itsecuritynews.info
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Sorin Mustaca's IT Security news and articles about information security, vulnerabilities, exploits, patches, releases, software, features, hacks, laws, spam, viruses, malware, breaches.

How the North Korean hackers behind WannaCry got away with a stunning crypto-heist

Author: Mike Orcutt | Website: Technologyreview.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The so-called Lazarus group has used elaborate phishing schemes and cutting-edge money-laundering tools to steal money for Kim Jong-un’s regime.

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup: Kim Reviews Chason's Cryptocurrency Hard Forks And Revenue Ruling 2019-24

Author: Christine Kim | Website: Typepad.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

This week, Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Utah) reviews a new work by Eric D. Chason (William & Mary), Cryptocurrency Hard Forks and Revenue Ruling 2019-24, 39 Va. Tax Rev. 277 (2019).

Amazon GuardDuty announces threat detection enhancements, reducing alert volume and increasing accuracy for common customer deployed architectures

Author: aws@amazon.com | Website: Amazon.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

This month, Amazon GuardDuty launched enhancements to several existing threat detections that will result in many customers seeing a 50% reduction in findings generated for port probes, SSH brute f

New Ryuk Info Stealer Targets Government and Military Secrets

Author: Lawrence Abrams | Website: Bleepingcomputer.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

A new version of the Ryuk Stealer malware has been enhanced to allow it to steal a greater amount of confidential files related to the military, government, financial statements, banking, and other

Harmony Kicks Off Migration From Ethereum and Binance Chains to Its Own

Author: Brady Dale | Website: Coindesk.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Harmony is rolling out its token swap process, asking holders of its ERC-20 and BEP-2 tokens to switch to its own native asset to participate in staking and other activities.

Windows Defender Support Scam — How To Remove It

Author: Martin Beltov | Website: Sensorstechforum.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Windows Defender Support Scam Overview.

Washington state wants to regulate artificial intelligence, as Microsoft lobbies for new rules

Author: Monica Nickelsburg | Website: Geekwire.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Washington state could become a pioneer in regulating artificial intelligence if lawmakers, and homegrown tech giant Microsoft, get their way.

GamesBeat Summit 2020: Our panel on the future of influencer marketing

Author: Dean Takahashi | Website: Venturebeat.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

GamesBeat Summit 2020 will focus on the latest trends in the gaming ecosystem and so we're going to have a panel on the future of influencer marketing.

Italian regulators accuse Facebook of breaching data disclosure obligations

Author: Maria Deutscher | Website: Siliconangle.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Italy’s antitrust watchdog today said that it’s taking action against Facebook Inc.

Trying something new

Author: Ben Werdmüller | Website: Werd.io
Publish on: 01/24/2020

<p>I'm running an experiment with <a href="https://www.ouvre-boite.com/">Julien Genestoux</a>, CEO of &lt

Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Has Dumped $620 Million Worth of Shares, but Not Everyone Is Selling

Author: Mark Emem | Website: Crypto Coins News
Publish on: 01/24/2020

First it was Travis Kalanick. Now Garrett Camp has sold or given away 33% of his stake in Uber. Is he planning to exit like his co-founder?

Price Analysis Jan 24: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XLM, ADA

Author: Cointelegraph By Rakesh Upadhyay | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The bulls have held the immediate support level on most major cryptocurrencies, which is a positive sign. This suggests that the sentiment is to buy the dips

Derivatives Exchange BTCMEX Launches Lucrative Affiliate Program and $120 Trading Bonus

Author: PR Newswire | Website: Yahoo.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

BTCMEX is a new cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that aims to bring opportunities for everyone.

Notes From WEF: Oil-Producing Nations Want Dollar Alternatives, Just Not Bitcoin

Author: Leigh Cuen | Website: Coindesk.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Middle Eastern elites at the World Economic Forum are highly skeptical of bitcoin, but there are whispers about its potential for cross-border settlements in the energy sector.

Ukraine to Block Crypto Wallets for Illicit Funds, Finance Minister Says

Author: Cointelegraph By Helen Partz | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Ukrainian authorities will be able to “block crypto wallets” in order to seize illegally obtained assets, a notice from the country’s Ministry of Finance says

Travel Platform Travala Expands Payment Options With XEM

Author: Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Travala, a service that lets its users pay for hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support of XEM tokens

What are the Tech Booms of this new decade?

Author: Tim Bajarin | Website: Techpinions.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

I have been doing a series for Forbes entitled “Looking Back and Looking Forward.” It is a series that takes a look at some companies I cover and, I review their accomplishments and failures over t

Will 2020 Be the Year of Data?

Author: Juliana Vida | Website: Nextgov.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Agencies across the federal government are beginning to recognize the importance of data and data-driven decision-making.

Shock and Awe: Bitcoin Losing Momentum Could Result in Elliot Wave Correction to $1,000

Author: Tony Spilotro | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

There’s no denying that Bitcoin is at a critical junction, either ready to fall deeper into a downtrend or explode into a new bull rally driven by pre-halving hype and speculation.

Less Chance that Bitcoin Will Crash Towards $6K, Top Analyst Explains Why

Author: Yashu Gola | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Bitcoin opened 2020 with a bang, rising by as much as 32 percent in January as investors’ appetite for safe-haven assets grew. However, the price rally is now looking to fizzle.

Crypto Exec’s $1.8M SIM-Swap Lawsuit Has ‘Critical Holes,’ Says AT&T

Author: Paddy Baker | Website: Coindesk.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

AT&T has again argued against allegations it was in part responsible for a SIM-swap hack that cost crypto exec Seth Shapiro $1.8 million.

5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Passphrase (And 3 Reasons Why You Maybe Shouldn’t)

Author: SatoshiLabs | Website: Trezor.io
Publish on: 01/24/2020

We don’t talk enough about the passphrase feature, to be honest. It’s one of those things that some people are either always using or never using.

France charges bitcoin expert Vinnik with money laundering

Author:  | Website: Seattlepi.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

PARIS (AP) - French officials have filed preliminary charges of money laundering and extortion against Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik, who's tangled in a multi-country legal ba

10 Tech Reads Today

Author: Om Malik | Website: Om.co
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Due to prior work commitments, I have not had much time to write or journal this week.

Elon Musk Reveals His True Opinion on Bitcoin and Crypto

Author: Cointelegraph By Andrey Shevchenko | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Elon Musk finally revealed his nuanced stance on cryptocurrencies, saying that they could be a valid replacement to cash and its usage in illegal transactions

#BSidesLeeds: Credential Stuffing Often Seen as “Volume” Cybercrime

Author:  | Website: Newslocker.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

#BSidesLeeds: Credential Stuffing Often Seen as “Volume” CybercrimeSpeaking at BSides Leeds, security researcher Darren Martyn explored the issue of credential stuffing, calling it an “exploding pr

Show HN: Live status dashboard of market data recording for crypto markets

Author: tardis_thad | Website: Tardis.dev
Publish on: 01/24/2020

We provide access to high frequency historical data including full limit order book snapshots & incremental updates, tick by tick trades, open interest, funding and more via API and on-demand C

The Greenback Needs a Digital Makeover

Author: Tim Morrison | Website: Foreignpolicy.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

To preserve the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, the United States can’t let China get ahead on cryptocurrency.

19 -21 February 2020 : Convergence India 2020 expo to witness the ‘Next Level' of innovation in Digital Technologies

Author:  | Website: Globalsecuritymag.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Building upon the success of previous editions, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibition India Group are set to return with the 28th edition of Convergence India expo, co-located wi

Beautiful Trendline Shows Bitcoin Is About to Explode in 2020: Travis Kling

Author: Kiril Nikolaev | Website: Crypto Coins News
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Travis Kling shared a chart showing bitcoin might be set for a bullish breakout in May 2020. Still, investors should be weary of post-halving dumps.

Report: Japan is working on its own digital currency in retaliation to China’s

Author: Matthew Beedham | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/24/2020

A group of lawmakers in Japan are reportedly working to create a state-issued digital currency.

Fake Smart Factory Honeypot Highlights New Attack Threats

Author: Elizabeth Montalbano | Website: Threatpost.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The honeypot demonstrates the various security concerns plaguing vulnerable industrial control systems.

Coronavirus-Linked Stock Speculation Reminds Health Sector of Bitcoin

Author: Bailey Lipschultz | Website: Yahoo.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

(Bloomberg) -- The deadly coronavirus that has sparked stock rallies for a cluster of health companies developing drugs and screening tests reminds industry watchers of the frenzies that greeted ot

Three Reasons Why Ethereum is Weaker Relative to Bitcoin, And is Down 89% From ATH

Author: Yashu Gola | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

For much of recent years, crypto enthusiasts hoped that Ethereum would take Bitcoin’s place to become the leading blockchain project by market valuation.

“One World Digital Dictatorship” A Digital Nightmare

Author: Gideon Polya | Website: Globalresearch.ca
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Danish writer Soren Korsgaard (editor of Crime & Power) has written a very long and detailed account entitled “One World Digital Dictatorship” that describes the accelerating movement  by both

Bahrain Becomes Next Country to Trial Digital Currency

Author: Ricardo Martinez | Website: Bitcoinist.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The central bank of Bahrain is the first to pilot a new toolkit developed by the world economic forum.

Exchanges Hold More Bitcoin Than Ever as Coinbase Wallet Nears 1M BTC

Author: Cointelegraph By William Suberg | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Coinbase is by far the biggest exchange hoarder of Bitcoin, with second place Binance having holdings totaling only around 250,000 coins

Hawaii Introduces Bill Authorizing Banks to Offer Crypto Custody

Author: Cointelegraph By Jack Martin | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

A bill in the Hawaii State Senate aims to clarify its classification of digital assets and pave the way for banks to provide custody services

This Week in Security News: Trend Micro Creates Factory Honeypot to Trap Malicious Attackers and Microsoft Leaves 250M Customer Service Records Open to the Web

Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications) | Website: Trendmicro.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.

WEF Unveils Global Governance Consortium for Digital Currencies

Author: Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The World Economic Forum has created what it claims is the first ever global consortium dedicated to designing a framework for the global governance of digital currencies

Blockchain: How To Conduct Your Due Diligence And Evaluate Business Models

Author: Nitin Kumar, CommunityVoice, Nitin Kumar, CommunityVoice https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/people/nitinkumar1/ | Website: Forbes.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The evaluation of blockchain technologies and business models can be achieved through three tests.

Elon Musk Opens Up on Bitcoin, Finally

Author: Ali | Website: Bitcoinist.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently attended a podcast in which he briefly discussed his views on Bitcoin, stating that he is “neither here nor there” on the digital currency.

The Need For Computing Power In 2020 And Beyond

Author: Steve Tsou, CommunityVoice, Steve Tsou, CommunityVoice https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/people/stevetsou/ | Website: Forbes.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

People have started realizing that in the age of the digital economy, computing power is the most important and innovative form of productivity.

Bitcoin is Tanking despite Coronavirus Fears; Not Really Safe-Haven

Author: Yashu Gola | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Bitcoin prices on Friday are plunging after marking their highest levels in over two months, hurt by an improving outlook of the eurozone economy, the stronger dollar, and – none the least – the Co

DesiVPS – KVM VPS, Windows VPS and VPS Resource Pools – Plus a special offer for LEB Readers!

Author: Frank Williams | Website: Lowendbox.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

DesiVPS sent in a great offer to us recently – now including Windows VPS & VPS resource pools.

Notes From the WEF: Cash Is Dead, Long Live Digital Cash

Author: Leigh Cuen | Website: Coindesk.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Consensus is building on one issue at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland: Cash is dead.

Singer Akon Is Building A City From Scratch And Here Is Everything You Need To Know About It

Author: Sarthak Dogra | Website: The Times of India
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Singer and rapper Akon wants to build his own city that will run on a blockchain based cryptocurrency as a standard form of exchange.

Week Two of RBI Vs. Crypto at the Supreme Court of India

Author: Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The Supreme Court of India has this listened to further hearings in the landmark case against the central bank’s ban on banks’ dealings with crypto-related businesses

Is Japan Entering the Central Bank Digital Currency Space Too?

Author: Ali | Website: Bitcoinist.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Recent reports indicate that Japan might be moving towards launching its own CBDC, although uncertainty remains high due to reports that deny the decision.

Alleged BTC-e boss will be extradited to France over cryptocurrency fraud

Author: Yessi Bello Perez | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The man thought to be behind notorious cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, which is involved in a multi-billion Bitcoin fraud case, will be extradited to France.

How to make use of your bitcoins? - Sahiwal Tv

Author: Patricia Lin | Website: Sahiwal.tv
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Launched in 2008 by the well-known Satoshi Nakamoto, the bitcoin is a type of digital forex. It's in regards to the cryptomonnaie one of the best identified and most used…

Continued Losses See Bitcoin Erase 40% of Recent Price Rally

Author: Omkar Godbole | Website: Coindesk.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Bitcoin's price pullback has gathered steam in the last 24 hours, erasing a major portion of the cryptocurrency's recent gains.

Lawyer: Russian Accused In Massive Bitcoin Theft Abruptly Extradited To France

Author: RFE/RL | Website: Rferl.org
Publish on: 01/24/2020

A Russian man wanted by the United States for a massive bitcoin-theft scheme has been extradited from Greece to France, the latest development in a multinational legal fight that focused attention

Celsius to Begin Offering Compounding Interest on Crypto Deposits

Author: Cointelegraph By Jack Martin | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending platform, will begin offering compounded interest on cryptocurrency deposits

Iran Has a Bitcoin Strategy to Beat Trump

Author: Tanvi Ratna | Website: Foreignpolicy.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

As the United States expands its sanctions, Iran has been ramping up its use of cryptocurrencies to get around them.

Is Square's Love for Bitcoin Helping or Hurting?

Author: newsfeedback@fool.com (Chad Henage) | Website: Fool.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

CEO Jack Dorsey believes in the cryptocurrency's potential, but its impact on the company's margins is something investors need to think about.

Owner of Dark Web stolen data marketplace Cardplanet pleads guilty | ZDNet

Author: Charlie Osborne | Website: Zdnet.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

Owner of Dark Web stolen data marketplace Cardplanet pleads guilty | ZDNet zdnet.com

Japan ruling party lawmakers to float idea of issuing digital currency

Author: CNA | Website: Channelnewsasia.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

TOKYO: A group of ruling party lawmakers are working on a proposal for Japan to issue its own digital currency, one of the members said, in a sign of alarm Tokyo is feeling about Facebook's Li

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Hints Firm May Seek IPO Within 12 Months

Author: Zack Seward | Website: Coindesk.com
Publish on: 01/24/2020

The Ripple CEO said at Davos that an initial public offering is seen as the “natural evolution for the company,” perhaps even this year.