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Kraken OTC Desk Head: Trading Volume Has Increased 2,000% Since 2018

Nelson Minier, head of over-the-counter (OTC) trading at major cryptocurrency platform Kraken, has stated that the OTC desk’s trades per month have increased by a factor of 20 since the beginning of last year. Minier gave his remarks in an episode of The Block’s podcast, The Scoop, on Aug. 20. Minier further remarked that “Bitcoin …

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Price Analysis 17/08: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, BNB, EOS, BSV, XMR, XLM

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The global amount of debt with negative yields ballooned up …

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New Malware Miner Sneakily Hides When Task Manager Is Open

Meet “Norman” – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted. The malicious code was identified by researchers at data security firm Varonis when investigating a crypto-miner infestation at a “mid-size company.” “Almost every server and workstation was infected with malware. Most were generic variants of cryptominers. Some were password …

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Researchers Find Monero Mining Malware That Hides From Task Manager

Cybersecurity company Varonis has discovered a new cryptojacking virus, dubbed “Norman,” that aims to mine the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) and evade detection.  Varonis published a report about Norman on Aug.14. According to the report, Varonis found Norman as one of many cryptojacking viruses deployed in an attack that infected machines at a mid-size company.  Hackers …

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XMR Cryptojacking Malware Smominru Updated, Now Targeting User Data

Malware Smominru mines Monero (XMR) on at least half a million infected computers and now also steals sensitive personal data. An updated malware Cybersecurity company Carbon Black claimed that its Threat Analysis Unit “uncovered a secondary component in a well-known cryptomining campaign” in a report published on Aug. 7. According to the firm, the malware …

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State-Sponsored Chinese Hacking Group Is Targeting Crypto Firms: Report

A Chinese espionage operator is attacking crypto firms during state-sponsored campaigns, according to a FireEye Threat Intelligence report published August 2. The intelligence company “assesses with high confidence” that APT41, a hacking collective, has moved on from financially motivated attacks of video game companies to working alongside the Chinese government. Reportedly, the hacker group “targets …

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Cryptojackers Making Secondary Income Off Security Data Seizures: Report

In the wake of lower cryptocurrency prices, ghost mining hackers are turning to metadata seizures. In a report issued today, cybersecurity firm Carbon Black says a well-known 2018 monero crypto mining botnet contained a secondary component capable of seizing IP addresses, domain info, usernames, and passwords. Dubbed “Access Mining,” Carbon Black researchers Greg Foss and …

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Monero Reports on Resolving Fake XMR Minting Bugs a Month After Fix

Cryptocurrency is so far on the cutting edge that it almost defines it, yet some are finding out the hard way that it’s even sharper than anticipated. The frightening reveal ofnine security bugs through HackerOne internet security platform that had affected Monero (XMR) in recent months — ranging from the insignificant and solved to the …

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Bitcoin Falls under $11,450 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Downturn

Saturday, July 13 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting losses on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) fell below the $11,450 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently down by over 1% on the day, trading at around $11,430 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at …

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$515 Million in Bitcoin Spent on Illicit Activity This Year Representing 1% of Total BTC Activity

Recent research by Chainanalysis suggests that the amount of bitcoin (BTC) spent on illegal transactions this year could hit a record high of $1 billion, even as the ratio of illegal to legal transactions is shrinking, according to a report by Bloomberg on July 1. As per the report, the total flat value of BTC …

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