Two Alleged Ethereum ‘Scam Forks’ Appropriating Users’ Private Keys, Report Finds

Ethereum Nowa and Ethereum Classic Vision are reportedly appropriating the private keys of users trying to redeem the allegedly forked coins. Altcoins Ethereum Nowa (ETN) and Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) are reportedly appropriating the private keys of users trying to redeem their allegedly forked coins. The suspected scam was covered in a report sent to […]

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US Senator Reports to Jail Pending Verdict in Cryptocurrency Fraud Case

Prosecutors allege Senator Michael Williams lied about the disappearance of crypto mining equipment worth $300,000. A Georgia state senator has reported to jail over allegedly lying about the theft of cryptocurrency mining equipment worth $300,000, The Guardian reported Dec. 27. Republican Michael Williams, who originally reported the alleged theft in May, made a false police […]

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Phishing Attack on Electrum Wallet Nets Hacker Almost $1 Million in Hours, Report

Phishing attack on crypto wallet Electrum has claimed multiple victims and allows the perpetrator to empty Bitcoin wallets. A reportedly ongoing hack against cryptocurrency wallet Electrum has seen a malicious party steal almost 250 Bitcoin (BTC) (about $937,000), commentators reported on social media Dec. 27. Subsequently confirmed by Electrum itself, the attack consists of creating […]

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Cyber Security Firm Check Point Research Reports of ‘Evolving’ Monero Cryptojacker

Cyber security firm Check Point Research has found that the cryptojacking malware KingMiner is “evolving” as it targets XMR and attacks Windows Servers. Cyber security firm Check Point Research has found that the KingMiner cryptojacker targeting cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) is “evolving,” according to a company’s blog post published Nov. 30. KingMiner was purportedly firstly detected […]

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West Virginia Secretary of State Reports Successful Blockchain Voting in 2018 Midterm Elections

The West Virginia Secretary of State has announced that 144 voters successfully cast their ballots in the 2016 midterm elections on a mobile, blockchain-based platform. The Secretary of State of the U.S. state of West Virginia Mac Warner reported a successful first instance of remote blockchain voting in an official announcement Nov. 15. Warner stated […]

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