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Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
Updated: MailChimp prohibits cryptocurrency, ICO & blockchain email promotions
Email marketing giant MailChimp is the latest large enterprise to initiate a crackdown on cryptocurrency and ICO-related promotions.
Under the spotlight: CERT NZ reveals last year’s most pervasive cyber threats
New Zealanders from ‘all walks of life’ reported 1131 cybersecurity issues ranging from cryptocurrency scams to phishing in 2017.
Global cybercrime lord busted, but expert says just a drop in the ocean
Cybereason's senior director says the arrest of the Carbanak gangleader will just look like a 'rounding error' for overall cybercrime profits.
Data centres beware: New report predicts imminent attacks
Cryptomining is increasingly outdoing ransomware in popularity but cybercriminals are running out of CPU, painting data centres as prime targets.
DDoS attacks increasingly targeting cryptocurrency - what it means for Asia
In Singapore, the region’s cryptocurrency attacks led to lawmakers and parliament holding a discussion to implement cryptocurrency regulations.
Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
Check Point has released a 'cryptomining 101' document that details how cybercriminals hack into devices to steal their CPU power for illicit mining.
ATO scammers steal $50k's worth of cryptocurrency from Australian taxpayers
“Remember, your personal information is like the keys to your identity – guard it carefully."
Cybercriminals laundering $200b in ill-gotten gains – here’s how
A new report from Bromium has landed with a number of startling findings, including the confirmation of a bustling cybercrime laundry market.
Google to follow Facebook's lead on banning cryptocurrency ads
From June 2018 Google users may not see so many advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content.
Cryptomining malware a genuine threat to organizations, NTT Security says
There are more than 12,000 Monero mining malware samples 66% of which were submitted between November and December 2017.
Cryptocurrency, certificates, cloud malware and cyber guidelines - how 2018 is shaping up
Horangi Cyber Security's head of CyberOps Lim Quan Heng looks at how 2018 is playing out in the security threat space.
Interview: Exposing the dark web, its secrets and why it's a major concern for businesses
The dark web is often touted as the place cybercriminals sell their malware, but what is the fuss all about? Verizon's Ashish Thapar explains.
China reigns supreme as Asia's top source - and top target - of DDoS attacks
China continues its reign as one of the world’s most prevalent cyberattackers, taking the number two rank for the top five source countries globally.
Cryptomining accounted for 49% of IoT malware detections in 2017
Smart homes, smart buildings and smart devices are giving cybercriminals a helping hand, and many device owners may not even know it is happening.
Hackers exploit Tesla's AWS servers to mine cryptocurrency
Tesla is reassuring customers that a recent cryptojacking has not compromised vehicle safety of customer privacy.
Check Point releases January’s ‘most wanted’ malware
23% of organisations around the world were affected by Check Point's 'most wanted' malware in January, a 'lucrative' revenue stream for criminals.
From Vietnam without love: Asia Pacific's next cyber attack hub
Vietnam may be called the next Silicon Valley for its technology prowess, but for the first time it is now one of the top five cyber attack sources.
Got a spare Zuckerbuck? Social networks may give cryptos weight
Social networks may be the key to bringing cryptocurrencies into the mainstream, according to GlobalData.
Cryptocurrency exchange says it lost $195m to hackers – but is it a scam?
BitGrail wasn't known to many until last week when it announced it had been hacked, but many experts believe all is not as it seems.
Crypto regulation will tame the 'wild west' of investment says Melbourne lawyer
With cryptocurrency regulation looming investors should welcome the changes rather than calling it quits, says one Australian tech lawyer.
NZ’s Brave New Coin launches classification standard for crypto assets
The taxonomy will provide a platform that will help to streamline the process of evaluating cryptocurrency assets.
Facebook says 'no more': Cryptocurrency ads banned from social network
Facebook has now banned all advertising for financial products such as cryptocurrencies, binary options and initial coin offerings.
Coincheck promises £380m refund after massive cryptocurrency breach
This has been deemed the largest cyptocurrency breach of all time but Coincheck has been praised for promising to refund its 260,000 customers.