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MrBitcoin November 14, 2018

The official Twitter account of Google‘s G Suite was reportedly compromised to promote a Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway scam, technology and business news outlet the Next Web reported Nov. 13. The G Suite Twitter account was reportedly hacked to advertise a BTC giveaway scam to the page’s more than 800,000 followers. Scammers supposedly spread a message […]

MrBitcoin November 8, 2018

Four “young” hackers have been arrested in a cryptojacking case involving over 6,000 computers in what is allegedly South Korea’s “first” known case of its kind, Korean English-language news outlet Aju Daily reports Nov. 8. Cryptojacking is the practice of using a computer’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owner’s consent or knowledge. […]

MrBitcoin September 30, 2018

Gone are the days when shady dealings in crypto were perceived as immune to the clutches of law enforcement. Illicit crypto proceeds can be shuttled between wallet addresses at the click of a mouse, and their obfuscation behind the multiple strings of numbers and letters of wallet addresses can create a dizzying — if not […]

MrBitcoin August 2, 2018

A fifteen-year-old has claimed to have successfully compromised the “unhackable” Bitfi hardware wallet endorsed by John McAfee. ‘Bullshit Walks’? In a Twitter exchange August 1, Saleem Rashid, who rose to prominence online after uncovering a vulnerability in hardware wallet Ledger in March, defied claims by Bitfi that its product boasted indestructible security. The event follows […]

MrBitcoin January 27, 2018

Internet monopolies are easy to manipulate it seems. Especially if they are ad revenue driven and don’t really care who or what is advertised. Both Google and Facebook have been a hotbed for scams, phishing websites and malware recently, especially those involving crypto mining. Cyber security researchers Trend Micro have discovered a surge in Coinhive […]