Romania Police Arrest a Darknet Ransomware Gang of Five (deepd.tw)

Romanian police made their first ransomware related arrest in five years. According to Europol, the Romanian police responded to the call of rampant ransomware attacks and sales of hacked data on the Darknet, to go all out to arrest a gang of five.
The gangs were suspected to have launched a series of cyber attacks across Europe infecting computers and holding sensitive data captive. The police, therefore, embarked on a search of their homes, through…

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Five predictions for digital currencies in 2018 — including stomach-churning drops, bitcoin-related …

Analysts also expect regulators will approve a bitcoin exchange-traded fund in the second half of this year, or in early 2019. "With the regulated futures markets going live in 2017, the stage is set for ETFs to gain approval in 2018," Nolan Bauerle, director of research at CoinDesk, said in an email. "In fact …
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Missed the Bitcoin boom? Check out these five rising cryptocoins

Bitcoin is so 2017. If you missed out as the virtual currency soared from $ 1,000 to over $ 19,000, here's five other digital assets you can jump into with your holiday cash and try to ride the next wave. If $ 14,000 for a bitcoin sounds too pricey — even though you can buy a fractional piece of almost any …
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Five Ways for the Ultra-Paranoid to Store Their Bitcoin (news.bitcoin.com)

Do you sleep easy at night, knowing how many thieves would love to steal your bitcoin? At this very moment, hackers are probing your cryptocurrency exchange for weaknesses. They’re gathering information about you – where you live, your pet’s name, your favorite football team – with a view to social engineering. They’re crafting malware laden emails with your name on and prepping to port your phone number to a different handset while you sleep. Concerned about the security of your

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