Successful Ransomware Attacks Decline in 2020

A report published by Emsisoft revealed a strong decline in successful ransomware attacks during Q1 and Q2 2020. The number of successful ransomware attacks witnessed a decrease between January and April 2020 in the U.S. public sector amid the COVID-19 crisis. However, researchers have recently noticed that trend reversing, with incidents now starting to increase. […]

Continue Reading

Unstoppable Domains Launches Decentralized Chat Protocol

Unstoppable Domains’ new chat protocol enables users to store data on their own servers through crypto wallets and P2P network integration. Unstoppable Domains, a Tim Draper-backed startup focused on blockchain-based uncensorable websites, has launched a decentralized chat protocol. The so-called “Unstoppable Chat”, or simply “dChat” aims to promote confidentiality through a peer-to-peer network and end-to-end […]

Continue Reading

Law Decoded: Independence Day Sees Challenges to Privacy, Property and Security, June 26–July 3

Bitcoin isn’t property under new Russian ruling while authorities in the U.S. and the EU challenge encrypted networks in this week’s Law Decoded. Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law. Editor’s note The U.S. is preparing for its Independence Day tomorrow. New spikes […]

Continue Reading

Authorities Take Down Biggest Criminal Chat Network Yet

Authorities across Europe take down an organized crime syndicate that used an encrypted chat network to coordinate their illicit activities. Law enforcement authorities throughout Europe arrested over 800 individuals that allegedly were using an encrypted chat network to coordinate their illicit activities. 60,000 members EncroChat was using modified Android devices to provide its users “worry […]

Continue Reading

Russia’s Blockchain Voting System Let Users Decrypt Results Before Count

According to local reports, the blockchain-based system allowed constituents to decipher their own private votes or let third-parties do so. Russia’s blockchain-based voting system for the constitutional amendments had a vulnerability that reportedly made it possible to decipher votes before the official count.  Constituents could decipher their own private keys  According to research by Russia-language […]

Continue Reading

Safe and Sound: Blockchain-Backed Digital Identity in the Post-Coronavirus Era

Blockchain companies are developing digital identity solutions to ensure regions can safely reopen following COVID-19 lockdowns. After spending months in lockdown, countries across the world have begun lifting stay-at-home orders enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet as countries look to reopen, and students and employees return to schools and offices, there is a fear […]

Continue Reading
Page 1 of 19
1 2 3 4 5 6 19