Bitcoin special! New 2020 high, election fallout, DeFi suffers: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 2–8

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link! Coming every Sunday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much […]

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Verizon’s newsroom to use blockchain in bid for absolute transparency

News requires an element of trust. Blockchain may be able to help. Verizon has unveiled “a blockchain-based, open-source newsroom product designed to raise the bar for corporate accountability,” according to a public statement today. Called Full Transparency, the platform is meant to immutably document the company’s own news releases on a public blockchain.   Verizon posted […]

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BlackBerry Partners With Intel to Launch a Cryptojacking Detection System

BlackBerry releases crypto mining and cryptojacking detection software focused on computers running Windows 10. Software company and former smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry, has partnered with Intel to launch a crypto mining and cryptojacking detection system for Intel-based commercial computers. According to the announcement, BlackBerry released “BlackBerry Optics v2.5.1100”, which relies on the BlackBerry Optics Context Analysis […]

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Crypto Ransom Amounts Skyrocketed 200% in 2019

A report from Crypsis Group revealed that threat actors have significantly escalated their tactical approaches in ransomware attacks. A study revealed by digital forensics firm, Crypsis Group, shows an actively growing trend in the ransoms demanded by ransomware attackers. Amounts sharply rose 200% from 2018 to 2019. According to the 2020 Incident Response and Data […]

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Ransomware Strikes Three US Universities

Three US-based universities were targeted by the NetWalker ransomware group over the last seven days. A ransomware gang claims to have successfully attacked three universities within the last seven days. They say that their latest attack was against the University of California San Francisco, or UCSF, on June 3. Cointelegraph had access to the evidence […]

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Ransomware Attacks Are Exploding in the Education Sector

A Verizon report highlights the growing number of ransomware attacks across educational services. Educational services across the globe have been witnessing a surge in ransomware attacks in 2020. According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report, ransomware attacks account for approximately 80% of all cyberattacks suffered. The data suggests 92% of these incidents were motivated […]

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