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Crypto ‘Sextortionists’ Turn to Litecoin to Avoid Detection: Report

News Litecoin (LTC) and other alts are becoming increasingly prevalent among crypto “sextortionists” since they allow to avoid detection more easily, a new research says. According to cybersecurity firm Cofense’s new report published on Oct. 8, malicious actors are gradually starting to shift thei..

Four Out of Five Top Bitcoin QR Code Generators are Scams: Report

News Four out of the first five results presented when querying Google for a “bitcoin qr generator” lead to scam websites. The findingsCryptocurrency wallet ZenGo wrote the findings in a blog post published on Aug. 29. Reportedly, when researching prior to implementing QR Code support in their wal..

Coinbase Says It Prevented a Crafty Phishing Attack to Exfiltrate Keys

News The security team at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has revealed how it countered a sophisticated phishing attack aiming to exfiltrate private keys and passwords. In a blog post published on Aug. 8, the exchange outlined its discovery and reporting of the incident, which involved the explo..

Israeli Citizen Accused of Stealing Over $1.7 Million in Crypto

News Eliyahu Gigi, a 31-year-old from Tel Aviv, has been charged with stealing over $1.7 billion in a variety of cryptocurrencies. Gigi allegedly stole BTC, Ethereum, and Dash from users in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Lawyer Yeela Harel of the cyber department in the State Attorney&#03..

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