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BitMEX Observes Increase in Attacks on Accounts, Stresses Security Measures

Hong Kong-based peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has reported an influx of attacks on user account credentials, according to an official blog post on June 11.In addition to covering a litany of best practices for user security, the cryptocurrency exchange stressed the importance of using two-factor authentication (2FA) in

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California Public Accounts Seek Clarity on Cryptocurrency Holdings

The California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) is seeking clarity on cryptocurrency holdings from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), according to a recent letter obtained by Cointelegraph.In the letter, CalCPA stated that accounting for digital currencies is not adequately captured under existing United States Generally Accepted Accounting

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LocalBitcoins Imposes Restrictions on Iranian Accounts

Major peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange LocalBitcoins.com has banned users living in Iran, according to their website as of today, May 24.Screenshot of LocalBitcoin Iranian page as of press timeA source had previously told Cointelegraph in an email that the impetus for restricting Iranian transactions is to comply with financial regulations

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Microsoft Outlook Security Breach Targeted Bitcoin Accounts

Earlier in April 2019, Microsoft Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook email accounts suffered a severe security breach. Now, a  good number of the victims have revealed that their cryptocurrency wallets were hacked during the ugly incident, reports Motherboard on April 29, 2019. Microsoft Customer Support Account Hacked Per the report, the login details

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Hackers Used Microsoft Email Accounts to Steal Users’ Cryptocurrency, Report

In worsening news for users of Microsoft’s email services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN, several cryptocurrency holders affected by a recent hack allege that the hackers responsible stole their crypto, as reported by Vice’s Motherboard on April 29.  One victim claimed on a Dutch tech forum to have lost just

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Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware Marketplace report, published on April 15.The report — reportedly based upon aggregated ransomware data from cases tackled by Coveware’s Incident Response Team — indicates that in Q1 2019 the

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CoinMarketCap Releases New Mobile App Version With User Accounts, Price Alerts

Crypto data tracker CoinMarketCap has released a new version of its app for iOS and its first Android app today, April 16, with added features for price tracking and user accounts.According to the website, the mobile app will include candlestick charts, daily historical open-high-low-close chart data and the option

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