CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Mike Novogratz-Backed BitGo Offers $100 Million in Crypto Insurance

BitGo, a crypto custodian backed by Goldman Sachs, is offering up to $100 million in insurance coverage for cold-wallet assets through Lloyd’s. There is no additional cost to BitGo clients. In a press release, the company said the $100 million of insurance coverage protects custodial assets held by BitGo against: Third-party hacks. Insider theft by employees …

Leaked Crypto Exchange User KYC Data Doesn’t Affect Our Accounts: Binance

By CCN: Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, has recently put out a statement claiming that the leaked cryptocurrency exchange user know-your-customer (KYC) data isn’t from its users, as it uses digital watermarks on every user picture it collects. Recently, CCN revealed a hacker going by “ExploitDOT” was selling leaked KYC data from cryptocurrency exchange …

Crypto Investors Rank Third on Dashlane’s ‘Worst Password Offenders’ List

Password management and crypto custody company Dashlane yesterday announced the third edition if its annual “Worst Password Offenders” list, with cryptocurrency investors sitting at number three on the list. The purpose of the tongue-in-cheek ranking is to highlight password-related mistakes made by high profile individuals and organisations so as to sensitise the public about best …

Hacked Bitcoin Exchange MapleChange Returns, Discloses Refund Plan

Following yesterday’s report that MapleChange had claimed to have been hacked and gone offline, the Canadian bitcoin exchange’s Twitter account has come back to life, and they have opened a Discord chat room in order to facilitate altcoin refunds. According to a tweet, they will not be refunding any litecoin or bitcoin deposits. Their main …

John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Bitcoin Wallet Bitfi Wins ‘Lamest Vendor Response’ CyberSec Award

Hardware wallet manufacturer Bitfi is this year’s recipient of the Pwnie Award for the Lamest Vendor Response. Bitfi Gets Pwnies Award for ‘Lamest Vendor Response’ https://t.co/TUd6w24fQZ pic.twitter.com/mZKjomEOYh — Eric Vanderburg (@evanderburg) August 9, 2018 The award, which is given to vendors who handle a security vulnerability in the worst way possible, was awarded based on …

Decentralised Capital Launches Australia’s First Cryptocurrency Vault

Blockchain and investment company Decentralised Capital has announced the launch of Australia’s first ever cold storage vault for digital assets. The vault was created in partnership with Custodian Vaults, a subsidiary of precious metals firm Pallion Group. According to Stephen Moss, founder and director of Decentralised Capital, the new crypto vault is expected to take …

Britain Confiscates $700,000 in Bitcoin from Hacker

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A British court will this month sentence a 26 year old cyber-fraudster, from whom Scotland Yard seized about $700,000 in bitcoin proceeds earned from cyber-crime activities in 2015. The seizure of the $700,000 worth of bitcoin from Grant West last year …

‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Suspect Regrets Fleeing Iceland after Jailbreak

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Sindri Thor Stefansson, a 31-year-old man who escaped from prison in Iceland and was rearrested two weeks ago in the Netherlands, has expressed regret for the jailbreak and his decision to flee the country, where he was a suspect in a …