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$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Reports identify three types of cryptocurrencies stolen in the hack: bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and monacoin


NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency

[ANALYSIS] The Philippines' cryptocurrency opportunity

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Financial technology innovations that could well benefit the 'unbanked' and others who would benefit from greater access to capital could well be stymied by well-intended regulations in the Philippines

North Korean hacker group targets macOS with cryptojacking malware

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Security firm Kaspersky Lab claims this is the first time that the cybercrime group, Lazarus, distributed malware that targets macOS users


Cryptominers dreaming of rebound after price crash

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:45 AM

After last year's cryptocurrency boom, cryptomining profitability has significantly dropped in 2018


Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Cryptocurrency mining is expensive. Some hackers are secretly exploiting phones to help them mine


Actual usage precipitates blockchain understanding, say entrepreneurs

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Many understand the internet through applications such as email, social media, or video streaming. To understand blockchain, use it, get a cryptocurrency wallet, and try making a few transactions, say Brock Pierce and Serry Osmeña


Regulator unveils plan to monitor cryptocurrency threat

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:17 PM

While the Financial Stability Board believes crypto-assets do not yet pose a material risk to global financial stability, it urges major economies to scrutinize cryptocurrencies due to a lack of solid data on their use

Russian intelligence agents allegedly used Bitcoin in U.S. election hack

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'The use of bitcoin allowed the conspirators to avoid direct relationships with traditional financial institutions, allowing them to evade greater scrutiny of their identities and sources of funds,' the indictment reads


Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb stops deposits, withdrawals after hack

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Bithumb notices 35 billion Korean won ($31 million) in currency missing between Tuesday evening, June 19, and Wednesday morning, June 20

Bitcoin 'whales' and market manipulation, plus 3 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:19 PM

From bitcoin's silently powerful minority directing the value of the cryptocurrency to cyberattacks against Singapore during the Trump-Kim summit, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news

Bitcoin 'whales' pulling cryptocurrency strings

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Bitcoin 'whales' – a word popularly used for big money players in financial markets – 'literally control the currency,' says Bob McDowall, an expert in cryptocurrencies

Blockchain Association of the Philippines established

May 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The association seeks to spread understanding and adoption of blockchain technology among Filipino entrepreneurs and fintech professionals

BITCOIN. Blockchain's poster boy, Bitcoin, has often been seen as a way to get rich quick. The Blockchain Association of the Philippines is seeking to spread a better understanding of the technology behind it, Blockchain. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP


US SEC launches fake cryptocurrency 'sale' to educate about scams

May 17, 2018 - 11:21 AM

'Fraudsters can quickly build an attractive website and load it up with convoluted jargon to lure investors into phony deals,' says Owen Donley, US SEC Chief Counsel

PHONY. The US SEC has set up a fake website mimicking scam websites preying on individuals looking to make a quick buck from cryptocurrencies. Screenshot from Howeycoins.com


Pacquiao to launch PAC Token, his own cryptocurrency

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao, one of the world's most successful boxers, is the latest athlete to launch a virtual currency, following Floyd Mayweather and former England striker Michael Owen

PACQUIAO COIN. Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao (left) listens as Jeffrey Lin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singapored-based Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX), speaks during an interview with AFP in Manila on April 18, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Bitcoin scam 'mastermind': Release me so I can return investors' money

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:50 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Rappler obtains a letter to investors by Arnel Ordonio, the alleged mastermind of the P900-million Bitcoin scam

'€˜MASTERMIND'€™. Arnel Ordonio is presented by the PNP to the media with his wife Leonady in Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Cybersecurity roundup: April 8 to April 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Aside from Facebook's struggles, Russia is on its way to blocking messaging app Telegram, while hackers are masking their malware as fake updates for legitimate programs. It's this week's Cybersecurity Roundup!

Cryptocurrency mining hijackings up 8,500% – Symantec

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Stealth cryptocurrency mining is the latest craze in lucrative cybercrime

Fraud charges for cryptocurrency promoted by Mayweather, rapper DJ Khaled

Apr 03, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The incident turns the spotlight on how some fraudulent cryptocurrencies are using celebrities to raise funds from investors

MAYWEATHER. Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring for his super welterweight boxing match against Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by Christian Petersen/AFP


Twitter bans crytocurrency ads on fraud fears

Mar 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM

The one-to-many messaging platform follows similar moves made by Google and Facebook earlier this year


Bitcoin's blockchain holds child pornography content – researchers

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The study finds some 1,600 files on the bitcoin blockchain, of which 99% are texts or images. Among those files are objectionable content such as links to child pornography.

Cybersecurity roundup: March 11 to 17, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Cybercriminals are adapting their moneymaking practices to new technologies, and Intel is adding hardware protections to its processors to add walls against the Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!

Cybersecurity roundup: March 4 to 10, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:46 PM

From massive DDoS attacks to daring heists, here's the cybersecurity news roundup for the week!

Japan punishes cryptocurrency exchanges after hack

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The Financial Services Agency alleges FSHO 'does not have a proper system to monitor trading and has not given training to its employees,' while an employee of Bit Station 'diverted digital currency deposited by clients for his personal use'

COINCHECK. Koichiro Wada (L), president of Japan's virtual currency exchange Coincheck, and board member Yusuke Otsuka bow at the beginning of a press conference in Tokyo on March 8, 2018. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

600 bitcoin computers nabbed in Iceland heists

Mar 07, 2018 - 10:48 PM

The servers are taken from data centers in Reykjanesbaer, near the Keflavik international airport in southwestern Iceland, and Borgarnes on the west coast

Cryptocurrency mining: What you need to know

Feb 28, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Ever thought about setting up your own cryptocurrency mining empire? Here are the must-know facts before you attempt to

Cybersecurity roundup: February 18 to 24, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 3:02 PM

From North Korean hackers to Taiwanese cryptocurrency robbers, here's our roundup of the cybersecurity happenings across the week

Four arrests over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The suspects pretend to be interested in buying bitcoins before assaulting the victim and forcibly transferring the cryptocurrency to their account

BITCOIN. A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP


Cryptocurrency miner targets Android users

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Android devices are at risk as a campaign now exists to exploit the devices' processing power to mine Monero cryptocurrency

CRYPTOMINING. Some people are taking advantage of other people's phones to mine cryptocurrency. Screenshot in phone from Malwarebytes

Bangkok-based firm plans initial coin offering in the Philippines

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Global Crypto Hub seeks to secure the necessary licenses to launch an initial coin offering for its digital currency Usereum

At least 4,200 websites had cryptominer active through hacked plugin

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Affected websites include US and UK government websites, along with some university websites such as that of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Bitcoin drops below $6,000 for first time in 3 months

Feb 06, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) The virtual currency falls to $5,992 for the first time since mid-November, according to Bloomberg News, and represents the latest hammering for a unit that saw a stratospheric 26-fold rise last year

BTC ACCEPTED HERE. This file picture taken on February 28, 2014 shows a man talking on a mobile phone in a shop displaying a Bitcoin sign during the opening ceremony of the first bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong. Philippe Lopez/AFP

China looks to stamp out cryptocurrency trading

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Faced with Chinese citizens who continue to trade cryptocurrency on platforms operated beyond the country's reach, or take part in initial coin offerings, authorities will 'ratchet up oversight in a sustained manner,' the report says

Japan sanctions Coincheck after massive cryptocurrency heist

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Units of the cryptocurrency NEM worth $530 million are taken – based on the exchange rate on Friday – exceeding even the $480 million in bitcoin stolen from the MtGox exchange in 2014

About $400 million lost or stolen in cryptocoin offerings since 2015 – report

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The report from Ernst & Young, which studied 372 initial coin offerings, says phishing attacks were commonly used to pilfer the money. The stolen amount represents 10% of all the ICO funds raised since 2015

Bitcoin bombs, cryptocoins crash on regulation fears

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:31 PM

The final weeks of last year were marked by bitcoin mania as the unit topped $20,000, but bitcoin loses some 20% in Tuesday trading. It also sees most of its fellow cryptocurrencies similarly wilt.

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

Jan 07, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Here's how some Asian regulators are handling the bitcoin phenomenon

Israel to halt trade in cryptocurrency-based firms

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:57 PM

'So long there is no regulatory framework, we will make it that companies whose trade is primarily based on digital coins won't be able to trade at the (Tel Aviv) stock market,' says the Israel Securities Authority

REGULATION. The Israel Securities Authority says it is moving to ban trading in cryptocurrency-based companies on the Tel Aviv market until transactions involving digital coins are legally regulated.

2017's cybersecurity issues: The future's new normal?

Dec 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

As we move into the new year, let's look at some of the major issues surrounding the world of cybersecurity as it relates to the world at large. It's very likely at least one of the following issues will be a part of your future.

Japan firm says it will pay part of employees' salaries in Bitcoin

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:57 PM

GMO Internet will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year

Bitcoin tops $18,000 in debut on major bourse

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:05 AM

(UPDATED) It marks a milestone for the controversial digital currency that has surged to record highs this year, exciting some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble

NOW TRADING. This file picture taken on February 28, 2014 shows a man talking on a mobile phone in a shop displaying a Bitcoin sign during the opening ceremony of the first bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Hackers steal 4,700 bitcoins worth more than $70M from mining marketplace

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:58 PM

NiceHash, a platform that allows users to sell processing power to cryptocurrency miners, says contents of their Bitcoin wallet have been stolen


Indonesia's central bank to ban bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies

Dec 08, 2017 - 3:22 PM

'Virtual currencies have weak foundation and are highly volatile – surely this [may] pose negative impacts on our economy,' Deputy Governor Sugeng of the central bank said of the prohibition.

Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network make it problematic for purchasing games on Steam

Venezuela creating digital currency amid financing crisis

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The Petro will be backed by Venezuela's oil and gas reserves and its gold and diamond holdings

VENEZUELAN LEADER. In this file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on November 4, 2016. Juan Barreto/File/AFP

Bubble or brave new world? Bitcoin breaks $11,000 barrier

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The breakthrough is the latest in a spectacular run for the online money dubbed 'digital gold' by its advocates, which began life in 2009 as a bit of encrypted software

VIRTUAL MONEY. This illustration shows a Bitcoin sign in Hong Kong on August 3, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Bitcoin breaks $10,000 barrier but analysts warn of bubble

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) The cryptocurrency surges to a high of $10,058 in early Asian hours, though the recent surge in the volatile unit fuels fears of a bubble

VIRTUAL CURRENCY. This file picture taken on February 28, 2014 shows a man talking on a mobile phone in a shop displaying a Bitcoin sign during the opening ceremony of the first bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Bitcoin hits new records, heads for $10,000 as bubble fears grow

Nov 28, 2017 - 4:10 PM

As its fortunes have improved, retail investors are also rushing to jump on to the Bitcoin bandwagon, although fears of a bubble are growing, having witnessed wild swings in the past

Bitcoin value surges past $9000 mark

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Bitcoin's value has seen a tremendous leap this year

Bitcoin, an 'Uber' currency, not without risk

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The growing interest in bitcoin is catching mainstream attention