Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

Should we expect cybercriminals to ditch the pseudonymous cryptocurrency for other forms of payment that may be better at throwing law enforcement off the scent? Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced it seized around $2.3 million worth of bitcoin (BTC 63.7) collected in the BTC 75 payment for Colonial Pipeline ransomware. Does this mean Bitcoin … More Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

4 common ways scammers use celebrity names to lure victims

All that glitters is not gold – look out for fake celebrity endorsements and other con jobs that aren’t going out of fashion any time soon. Online scams are one of the favorite ways criminals like to swindle unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned money. And since variety is the spice of life, con artists … More 4 common ways scammers use celebrity names to lure victims

Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

Money doesn’t buy you happiness – cryptocurrency doesn’t buy you a genuine COVID-19 vaccine. Interpol and the United States’ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have joined the chorus of warnings about online campaigns peddling bogus COVID-19 vaccines as cybercriminals are increasingly attempting to exploit nations’ vaccination programs. “With criminal groups producing, distributing, and selling fake vaccines, the risks to … More Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

The dangers to cryptocurrency wallets and how to fend them off

Making a little effort to understand the most common threats when choosing and handling your cryptocurrency wallet can help secure your crypto-assets in the long run.When it comes to facing diverse threats, not every cryptocurrency wallet is the same. Each wallet is designed differently — to balance security with ease of use, privacy and other … More The dangers to cryptocurrency wallets and how to fend them off