Hacker selling 26M stolen user records in exchange for $5,000 worth of Bitcoin

A hacker by the name of Gnosticplayers is trying to sell more than 26 million user records on the dark web in exchange for $5,000 worth of Bitcoin (1.2431 BTC). This is the fourth data dump posted on Dream Market – an online darknet marketplace founded in late 2013 – by the hacker, who previously put up more than…

The Vilest Phishing Method, Sextortion, Often Snares Victims Using Fake Security Alerts

Photo: GettyIt’s embarrassing, so few employees tend to report it, but a type of phishing attack known as sextortion is becoming increasingly common at workplaces, according to one security company’s recent analysis. To get the attention of users, many of these threatening messages are initially disguised as legitimate security warnings.These type of scams are carried…

Experts finally cracked the laptop of the crypto CEO who died with sole access to $137 million. But the money was already gone

Jacob T. Swinney/Vimeo Millions of dollars were missing when the CEO of a crypto exchange died without sharing the passwords to his accounts. Investigators, who have secured his laptop and other devices, have revealed the money is gone. Gerald Cotten, the founder of QuadrigaCX, was thought to have had sole access to the funds and…

Fixing the financial literacy gap will attract more women to Bitcoin

The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is dominated by men – fact. There are many reasons as to why this could be the case – namely a pipeline problem or the rhetoric that men are typically (and allegedly!) more interested in technology – but a recent study has posed an interesting question. What if the cryptocurrency…

Quadriga management ‘error’ the cause of recent cryptocurrency transfer, Ernst & Young says – The Globe and Mail

Published February 21, 2019 Updated February 21, 2019 The court-appointed monitor overseeing the search for millions of dollars lost by a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange says an additional $500,000 worth of bitcoin was transferred earlier this month as a result of a company “error.” On Feb. 6, the day after the Nova Scotia Supreme Court granted…

QuadrigaCX mystery deepens after cryptocurrency cold wallets found empty

Following weeks of speculation, QuadrigaCX’s court-appointed auditor has finally revealed the addresses for the struggling cryptocurrency exchange’s offline Bitcoin wallets. According to EY, which published its third report into the investigation on Friday, the cold storage wallets are empty – aside from a transfer of $400,000 worth in Bitcoin which was inadvertently sent last month…

Canada’s tax agency asks cryptocurrency investors for 10 year trading history

Canada’s tax agency is reportedly cracking down on cryptocurrency investors in the country. Multiple sources have confirmed that cryptocurrency holders have been targeted with audits by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), according to Forbes. The agency is thought to have sent questionnaires probing investors about their bitcoin-related activity over the past decade. Today’s news comes…

FCA: Cryptocurrency noobs still buy Bitcoin without understanding it

It’s been 10 years since Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain first emerged, but it seems consumers are still largely uninformed about the inner workings of the technology. Today, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released two pieces of research – qualitative interviews and a national survey – looking at consumer’s attitudes towards crypto-assets, and found that…