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The Chinese government is moving to block domestic access to overseas sites that offer services for cryptocurrency trading and ICO investments. A report tied to the People’s Bank of China indicates that authorities there are stepping up on a crackdown that began roughly a year ago. “To prevent serious financialRead More →

man in the middle attack

  Ledger, a company that offers cryptocurrency wallets, acknowledged on Feb 3rd that all of its hardware wallets are affected by a vulnerability which could allow a malicious third party to provide clients with false receive addresses so that crypto-currencies intended to be received by the customer would end upRead More →

minesweeper

A Burpsuite plugin (BApp) to aid in the detection of scripts being loaded from over 3,200 malicious cryptocurrency mining domains (aka cryptojacking). Minesweeper will passively scan in-scope items looking for matches against more than three thousand known cryptojacking domains within the source of pages. Once discovered, an alert similar toRead More →

coincheck

Japanese financial regulators on Friday raided the office of virtual currency exchange Coincheck, which lost some 58 billion yen ($530 million dollars) worth of cryptocurrency held by its customers when it was hacked last week.  The Financial Services Agency inspected the Tokyo-based exchange operator under the revised Payment Services ActRead More →