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French law enforcement authorities recently have been able to shut down a major Monero (XMR) cryptojacking operation. According to the Cybercrime Fighting Center (C3N), the malware, known as Retadup Monero, infected a total of 850,000 computers before the authorities could finally finish its activities by tricking it. As reported by BBC, the police teamRead More →

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Cryptocurrencies have perplexed Muslim scholars for several years now. Debates generally concerns its status as currency: Shari’ah principles forbid usury—lending money to make profits through interest—and prefer exchanges of goods to be backed by physical assets, like gold. But cryptocurrencies typically aren’t backed by physical assets, and people can make massive profitsRead More →

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A hearing in the Kleiman v. Wright case reportedly concluded today with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida rejecting Craig S. Wright’s testimony and rewarding the Kleiman estate with 50% of the alleged 1.1 million bitcoins David Kleiman mined with Wright between 2009 and 2011, according to a courtRead More →

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The mobile banking trojan has a few unusual features and bears watching, researchers said. A never-before-seen Android banking trojan, dubbed Cerberus, is being rented out on underground forums by a threat group that likes to engage with the defense community publicly via Twitter. According to a Tuesday posting from ThreatFabric, Cerberus isn’tRead More →