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NSA Keeping Close Eye on Bitcoin, According to Leaked Snowden Documents

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

NSA Keeping Close Eye on Bitcoin, According to Leaked Snowden Documents

Conspiracy theorists delight! According to documents obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) have prioritized tracking the activity of Bitcoin users as early as 2013. The Intercept reported on March 20 that Edward Snowden had supplied classified documents, dated March 15, 2013, which indicate that “Bitcoin is #1 Priority” for surveillance. The NSA has unrivaled access…

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Shadow Brokers’ Response Team Cancels its Crowdfunded Bid for NSA Exploit Tools

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Shadow Brokers’ Response Team Cancels its Crowdfunded Bid for NSA Exploit Tools

On May 30, a group of cybersecurity researchers launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising $25,000 with which they were planning to pay a hacker group called the Shadow Brokers for hacking tools that were supposedly taken from the NSA. The effort raised $3,906.62 in 36 hours. However, the campaign was canceled. The cybersecurity group later decided that…

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Elliptics’ Plan to Track WannaCry Perpetrators

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Elliptics’ Plan to Track WannaCry Perpetrators

A day after news of the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack broke, bitcoin intelligence startup Elliptic released its ’Rapid Response to Ransomware: a four-Step Plan for Readiness, Resolution, and Identifying the Attacker’ to promote awareness about how to deal with ransomware attacks when faced with one. Microsoft also criticized the NSA for ‘stockpiling’ exploits, as the attacks seems to have spawned…

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