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Bitcoin news roundup, September 10, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Cryptocurrency complaints surged this year, just like its userbase A recent report published by student loan market LendEDU revealed that cryptocurrency-related customer complaints, the majority of which against Coinbase, filed with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) surged this year. According to the report, a total of seven ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 10 Years after 2016 Darknet Bust

In 2016, Benjamin Bricker was arrested for distributing cocaine purchased from the Darknet. The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to the criminal counts and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Bricker was accused of being in possession of cocaine valued at 4 to 200 grams. According to the law, the punishment for this type of crime is a sentence ... Read More »

Attempted Grenade Buyer Gets 10 Years in Prison

After an investigation by the NCA and Organised Crime Partnership, authorities arrested a suspect for an attempted grenade purchase. The suspect, a 22-year-old man, pleaded guilty to an attempted grenade purchase. He paid a darknet vendor for a fully functioning grenade, the OCP said. A judge recently sentenced the 22-year-old Luis McMullan to 10 years in prison for his crimes. ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Insurance Market to Increase by 3X to $10 Billion in 2020

The demand for cyber security systems and solutions have been on the rise as a result of the emergence of complex and highly sophisticated ransomware, hacking attacks and security breaches. Although analysts agree that prevention is the optimal solution against ransomware attacks and other forms of hacking attacks, companies have begun to seek cyber security insurance as ransomware attacks began ... Read More »

Windows 10 is not Free – Privacy Issues

Did you know that Microsoft records your voice, camera and every keystroke on Windows 10? Of course, it’s all in the Terms of Agreement. “When you interact with your Windows device by speaking, handwriting, or typing, Microsoft collects speech, inking, and typing information – including information about your Calendar and People [contacts]…” Here’s their privacy statement preview for Windows 10. ... Read More »

10 Arrested As Part Of Operation Hyperion In Sweden

Law enforcement authorities in Kronoberg County, Sweden arrested 10 of the 50 alleged suspects who were identified as dark net narcotics buyers. ”We have received information that there are suspected buyers in Ljungby. In Växjö, two people were arrested in Araby Park. Police found a few hundred grams of cannabis on them,” said Robert Loeffel, Head of Region South. During ... Read More »

10 Ways Your Privacy is at Risk

Did you think that using a VPN when browsing the world wide web would be more than enough to be safe from surveillance programs and tracking efforts from various organizations, advertisement companies, and government agencies? How about using TAILS OS? If that’s the case then unfortunately you were wrong. No VPN or specially designed operating system could counter some of ... Read More »

Research: Top 10 Cities Hosting Botnets

According to a new report by security firm Symantec, Turkey hosts the most botnets by population in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). The most populous cities in the country are Istanbul and the Turkish capital Ankara, containing the highest and second highest botnet controlled devices in the region. Italy and Hungary follow Turkey, taking the second and third ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup September 11th, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments BitcoinTalk’s user data from 2015 hack for sale on the dark web Back in 2015, a BitcoinTalk employee was victim of a social engineering attack that, according to forum administrator Theymos, could have compromised emails, private messages and even password hashes. A couple of days ago, all the data ... Read More »

Indicted Silk Road Admin Will Appeal Extradition Within 10 Days

Gary Davis, the Irishman ordered to be extradited to the U.S. in order to stand trial for his role as a Silk Road admin, told the press that he will be appealing the decision. Davis, formerly known as Libertas, has been fighting the extradition case for close to three years in opposition to “being dumped into an American Gulag to ... Read More »

Dutch Police Arrest 10 men Suspected of Using Bitcoin to Launder Money

Accoring to the dutch police Ten men suspected of using the digital currency Bitcoin to launder up to 20 million euros ($22 million) of criminal money made from online drug deals have been arrested in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday. The men, described as all in their 20s and with Dutch nationality, were arrested on Tuesday in coordinated ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 10 Jan2016

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Germany seeks to control cryptocurrency transactions. As Lana Smiley of Coin Telegraph reports, following the Munich terror alert, the Christian Social Union (CSU) presented a document with potential solutions to combat terrorism. The document referred to controlling transactions involving the digital currency as a means to prevent terrorism financing. Given ... Read More »

Vendor ‘SuperTrips,’ Sentenced To 10 Years

A Dutch man described by the U.S. as the biggest drug dealer on Silk Road was ordered to serve 10 years in prison a day before the convicted mastermind of the illegal online marketplace is set to learn his fate. Cornelis Jan Slomp, 23, a software developer who used the moniker “SuperTrips” and sold cocaine, Ecstasy and LSD, was sentenced ... Read More »

10 Myths About Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Not Secure Numerous stories about wallets, exchanges, and marketplaces being hacked have led many to believe that bitcoin itself safe or secure. All of the hacks have been of the infrastructure supporting bitcoin. Bitcoin, the currency and protocol – itself has never been hacked. In new industries and technologies, best business practices and security take time to develop. ... Read More »