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The WannaCry Bitcoin Funds are on the Move

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

The WannaCry Bitcoin Funds are on the Move

It seems that about $143,000 from the WannaCry ransomware attack is on the move. That is, according to Elliptic, a company that works with law enforcement to track down illegal activities conducted with cryptocurrency. On August 3, CNBC reported that hackers responsible for the attack had withdrawn bitcoins stashed in several wallets containing around 52.2 BTC. The balance of all…

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Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware?

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware?

Security experts assume that hackers from North Korea are behind the WannaCry ransomware which in May infected thousands of computers around the world, encrypted data and demanded bitcoin to decrypt it again. Beyond this, we find some more news about North Korea and Bitcoin. In May the WannaCry Ransomware wave hit 200,000 computers in the world. Like other malware, WannaCry…

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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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The Disney Ransom Saga: Is Bitcoin Really The Cause?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

The Disney Ransom Saga: Is Bitcoin Really The Cause?

The Disney film studio’s announcement of hackers threatening to release one of their movies unless a bitcoin ransom is paid has once again unleashed a flurry of media attention targeting cryptocurrency as a tool for nefarious acts. Disney CEO Bob Iger in a statement on May 15 asserted that the film company has no intent of complying with the ransom…

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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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