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Blockchain Is Part of Australia’s Cyber Security Solution, Say Experts

A cyber security and blockchain forum with leading Australian experts and government officials has identified blockchain technology as a direct response to an increase in cyber attacks targeting the integrity of systems through manipulating data.Recently appointed Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas held a panel discussion on July 30 regarding blockchain’s

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US SEC Hires In-House Attorney As New Chief Of Cyber Unit

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has hired Kristina Littman as Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Cyber Unit, a specialized unit that aims to protect investors and markets from cyber-related misconduct. Littman’s credentialsOn Dec. 2, the SEC announced the new hire. The press release elaborated that Littman

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Cyber Criminals Are Using YouTube To Install Cryptojacking Malware

Slovakian software security firm Eset has uncovered that cyber criminals behind the Stantinko botnet have been distributing a Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency mining module via Youtube.On Nov. 26, the major antivirus software supplier Eset reported that the Stantinko botnet operators have expanded their criminal reach from click fraud, ad injection,

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Finland Prepares For Bitcoin Ransomware Attack With Cyber Fire Drill

The Finnish Population Register Centre is coordinating a simulated ransomware cyberattack on more than 200 Finnish cities and public organizations.On Nov. 22, Finnish news outlet Yle reported that participating cities and organizations are rehearsing how to respond when a group of hackers demands the participants pay ransomware during a

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Crypto-Ransomware Remains Most Prominent Cyber Attack

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) released its 2019 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report.Crypto exchanges continue to be a magnet for hackersOn Oct. 9, Europol presented its IOCTA report of the cybercrime threat landscape. According to the EU-focused law-enforcement organization, cybercrime must be approached

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US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks

The United States Treasury Department announced further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for “North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure.”Continue to enforce existing U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North KoreaOn Sept. 13, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced sanctions against North Korean hacking groups,

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Cyber Criminals Netted $4.3B From Crypto-Related Crime in 2019: Study

Cyber criminals have netted $4.3 billion from digital currency exchanges, investors and users in 2019. Blockchain security company CipherTrace gave its summary crypto-related theft in its Anti-Money Laundering report that it shared with CryptoX on Aug. 12.According to CipherTrace, outright thefts, scams and other kinds of misappropriation of funds from

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