Tag: security

ETH
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Ether Thief Found Stealing Funds With Weak Private Keys

Brian Evans - Apr 23, 2019

A security consultancy found that an unknown person or group has been undertaking a sophisticated scheme to steal ether from weakly-protected addresses.

Blockchain
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‘Blockchain Bandit’ Has Stolen 45,000 ETH by Guessing Weak Private Keys, Report Claims

Brian Evans - Apr 23, 2019

Guessing a private key is meant to be statistically improbable, but a report has found that one hacker has managed to do just this and steal 45,000…

BitGo
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Crypto Custodian BitGo One-Ups Gemini With Advanced Security Exam

Brian Evans - Apr 23, 2019

BitGo says it's passed an advanced security review by an outside monitor, claiming to be the first crypto startup to receive this level of certification.

Bitcoin Regulation
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BitGo Completes Further SOC 2 Compliance Certification Year After Deloitte Award

Brian Evans - Apr 23, 2019

Blockchain security firm BitGo has gained a further security certification from an external auditor after a review of its compliance

Adoption
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South Korea’s Largest Car Supplier Hyundai to Use DLT in Smartphone-EV Pairing Tool

Brian Evans - Apr 22, 2019

South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai will use blockchain in its apparently industry-first smartphone-vehicle pairing tool

ATB Coin
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Why ATB Coin’s Legal Encounter Sets Precedent in New York for Future Securities Violations

Brian Evans - Apr 22, 2019

We are finally getting guidance on how ‘Howey’ is utilized in instances of crypto-securities violations

Blockchain
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Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor

Brian Evans - Apr 21, 2019

A blockchain-related patent has been awarded to Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint

Business News
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Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report

Brian Evans - Apr 19, 2019

The average payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019 – largely due to one variant called Ryuk.

Business News
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PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

Brian Evans - Apr 18, 2019

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.

Adoption
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EY Launches Beta Test Version of Smart Contract Analyzer for Ethereum Blockchain

Brian Evans - Apr 17, 2019

Big Four firm EY has launched a private beta test version of its new Smart Contract Analyzer tool for the Ethereum blockchain