TLDR Capital Launches Security Division Led by Veteran FBI Special Agents and Navy SEAL

  Leading crypto investment and advisory firm brings specialized cyber and physical security to at-risk market participants   New York, NY— July 12, 2018 — TLDR, a global investment and advisory firm for tokenization projects, has announced a new security-focused practice, TLDR Security, that will provide unparalleled cyber and physical security services to the global blockchain market. The team of experts includes veteran cyber FBI Special Agents Andre McGregor and Jason Truppi and Navy SEAL Chuck McGraw. With their respective, decades-long experience in cyber, operational, and personnel security, TLDR Security…

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Suspicious Bithumb hack connected to Bitblender Dark Web Service

  June 20, 2018 – Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT): Attorney Jonathan Levy predicts the $32 million in cryptocurrency reported hacked from Bithumb Exchange was laundered through Bitblender.io.      Bitblender.io boasts it is the “#1 Bitcoin Mixer on the Darknet.” Bitblender claims to use smart technology to erase Bitcoin history and make transactions 100% anonymous in effect laundering Bitcoins.  It is even possible as some allege that the hack was an inside job by Bithumb to generate funds or to avoid taxes. The funds, therefore, were likely recycled through…

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Expedia’s Orbitz hacking exposes 880,000 customer details

  A subsidiary of Expedia, Orbitz, an online travel booking company, has been hacked.  The data breach incident was detected in March 2018, however, the hacking probably took place between October 2016 and December 2017.     Customer details such as name, address, date of birth, phone number, email address and gender may have been accessed by the hacker.  According to the company who worked closely with cybersecurity experts and law enforcement, social security numbers for US customers were not compromised.   All customers were advised to monitor their credit…

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Australian government takes Cybersecurity seriously with ‘world-leading’ approach

Cybercrime is a daily event and becoming more serious thus making it vital for governements, businesses and individuals to improve their cybersecurity. The Australian Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor told ZDNet that Australia has the global lead and thus an opportunity to create a local industry that will thrive.     Angus Taylor said the approach to Cybersecurity must be a mix of centralised and devolved as reported by ZDNet – “I wouldn’t say it’s purely devolved, that wouldn’t work. We have a minister for cybersecurity…

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Privacy Coin on the Verge of losing 1 Billion

Rumours circulated  1 billion XVG (or about 6% of the total supply) were stolen by hackers when the cryptocurrency Verge had their Twitter account hacked and its developer’s private details shared.     The hacker then bragged about the feat to the account’s 265,000 followers and attempted to scam them out of verge (XVG) cryptocurrency.   The price of XVG had dipped in value, and it remains 5% lower against BTC today.   Full story: –  Privacy Coin Twitter hacked and Developer Doxed     This story is a stark…

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Decentralized vs Centralized Bitcoin Exchanges, Binance wants both

  Binance has just announced that they plan to develop a public blockchain in order to create a new exchange.  This time, a decentralized exchange.     Taken from the Binance statement:- “After extensively researching decentralized exchange frameworks and analyzing existing implementations, we believe significant improvements can be made in providing Binance users with a level of trading experience to which they are already accustomed. Centralized and Decentralized exchanges will co-exist in the near future, complementing each other, while also having interdependence. We stand here today because we believe that…

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Security and Hacking concerns for IoT Devices

  In a recent interview with CNBC, Sen. Mark Warner voiced concerns regarding the security of devices connected to the internet, know as IoT.       “The challenge has been so far is the devices makers on the higher end are happy to help, but if somebody is selling a cheap appliance or a cheap sensor and it costs $10 or $15, they don’t want to spend the extra $0.15 or $1 to put in basic security,” Warner said to CNBC.      This is a real concern as…

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How to find the best Bitcoin Trading Platform or Exchange

  Exchanges are often in the news, either due to listing of new crypto / ICO token; customer service issues or loss of crypto due to hacking.     There have been numerous exchange hacks in the lifetime of Bitcoin with the most famous one being Tokyo based Mt.Gox where approximately 850,000 bitcoins belonging to customers and the company were missing and likely stolen from their hot wallet.  Hot wallets are connected to the internet and as a result, vulnerable to hacking. This was an amount valued at more than…

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How Hackers Could Cause Global Chaos

  Barrett Brown is a criminal connected to Anonymous, a group that hacked a private security firm to reveal secrets. He is now out and living in a halfway house in Dallas.     He had time while spending a year in a prison cell thinking about what he might do when he got out.   He says he is now ready to change, so next time he gets involved in hacking a corporation he is able to inflict maximum damage.   “Certainly, I haven’t gotten any less militant in…

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Free Bitcoin at Japanese Exchange

TOKYO (Reuters) – A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free – though none were able to profit from the mistake.     Reuters reported that Zaif, a government-registered exchange run by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp, said on Tuesday that a system glitch had let seven customers buy bitcoin with no yen value during a 20-minute window last week.   The trades were voided by the exchange but the issue was unresolved as one customer tried to transfer the purchased Bitcoin.   Full Story:…

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