Another Hacker Arrested for 2020 Twitter Hack and Massive Bitcoin Scam – Tempemail

A U.K. citizen has been arrested in the Spanish town of Estepona over his alleged involvement in the July 2020 hack of Twitter, resulting in the compromise of 130 high-profile accounts. Joseph O’Connor, 22, has been charged with intentionally accessing a computer without authorization and obtaining information from a protected Continue Reading

Black Kingdom ransomware | Securelist- Tempemail

Black Kingdom ransomware appeared on the scene back in 2019, but we observed some activity again in 2021. The ransomware was used by an unknown adversary for exploiting a Microsoft Exchange vulnerability (CVE-2021-27065). The complexity and sophistication of the Black Kingdom family cannot bear a comparison with other Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) Continue Reading

U.S. Pipeline Ransomware Attackers Go Dark After Servers and Bitcoin Are Seized – Tempemail

Just as Colonial Pipeline restored all of its systems to operational status in the wake of a crippling ransomware incident a week ago, DarkSide, the cybercrime syndicate behind the attack, claimed it lost control of its infrastructure, citing a law enforcement seizure. All the dark websites operated by the gang, Continue Reading

Australian man Craig Wright who says he created bitcoin takes £4bn claim to London high court | Bitcoin

An Australian computer scientist who claims he created bitcoin has launched a London high court lawsuit against 16 software developers in an effort to secure bitcoin worth around £4bn pounds (A$5.7bn) he says he owns. In a case that was promptly labelled “bogus” by one defendant, Craig Wright is demanding Continue Reading

Bitcoin tumbles after reports Joe Biden will raise taxes on rich | Bitcoin

Speculators in Bitcoin have been left nursing heavy losses after reports Joe Biden is planning to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans to tackle inequality and finance trillions of dollars in higher social spending. The cryptocurrency price fell more than 6% to below $50,000 (£36,000) a bitcoin, hitting the lowest Continue Reading

Australian man Craig Wright’s claim he invented bitcoin to be considered by UK court | Bitcoin

An Australian computer scientist who claims he created bitcoin is taking legal action in the United Kingdom, which could force the court to rule on whether he is indeed the cryptocurrency’s inventor. London’s high court this week allowed Craig Wright’s lawyers to pursue the operator and publisher of the bitcoin.org Continue Reading

Bitcoin records biggest one-day drop for almost two months | Bitcoin

Bitcoin has posted its biggest one-day drop in almost two months, amid warnings that novice investors could suffer heavy losses from speculating in crypto assets such as “meme coin” dogecoin. Bitcoin tumbled more than 11% on Sunday, dropping from about $62,000 (£45,000) to $55,000 – its lowest level since the Continue Reading

Value of cryptocurrency bitcoin climbs 5% to record high of $63,000 | Bitcoin

The value of the cryptocurrency bitcoin has surged to a record high, reaching $63,000 (£45,800). The cryptocurrency, which has risen in value by 450% in the last six months, continued to climb by a further 5% during trading on Tuesday. Bitcoin’s price has more than doubled since the start of Continue Reading

China’s vast bitcoin mining empire risks derailing its climate targets, says study | Bitcoin

China’s electricity-hungry bitcoin mines that power nearly 80% of the global trade in cryptocurrencies risk undercutting the country’s climate goals, a study in the journal Nature has said. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rely on “blockchain” technology, which is a shared database of transactions, with entries that must be confirmed and Continue Reading

18-Year-Old Hacker Gets 3 Years in Prison for Massive Twitter ‘Bitcoin Scam’ Hack – Tempemail

A Florida teen accused of masterminding the hacks of several high-profile Twitter accounts last summer as part of a widespread cryptocurrency scam pled guilty to fraud charges in exchange for a three-year prison sentence. Graham Ivan Clark, 18, will also serve an additional three years on probation. The development comes Continue Reading