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ISP-rerouting hackers steal $83,000 in various cryptocurrencies

Posted on 8th August, 2014

A report published by Dell’s SecureWorks says that hackers were able to steal roughly $83,000 in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by exploiting a weakness in how web traffic is routed. The report claims that 19 internet service providers, including big players like Amazon and DigitalOcean, were impacted. The exploit allowed hackers to briefly gain control […]

Report: Taking a page out of Dogecoin’s playbook, bitcoin crowdfunder seeks to sponsor NASCAR driver

Posted on 24th July, 2014

Few things sparked the imagination of the cryptocurrency community quite like the “Dogecar.” Created and funded entirely by the Dogecoin community, the sponsorship of NASCAR driver Josh Wise at Talledega brought the meme-based alt-coin into living rooms across the U.S., dramatically raising the profile of a digital currency still largely considered to be more-or-less a […]

Dogecoin fans may see their “McShibe” burger become a reality at McDonald’s UK

Posted on 5th July, 2014

In May, the U.K. arm of fast-food giant McDonald’s launched My Burger, a new online promotion asking customers to submit their own burger creations. Website and social media visitors were encouraged to vote for their favorite recipes, with the 12 most popular being presented to McDonald’s U.K. judges, and the top five being given a […]

Dogecoin and alt-coin tipping apps approved on Facebook

Posted on 6th June, 2014

Cryptocurrency culture has made more progress into the realm of social networking thanks to two new tipping apps recently approved by Facebook. The Doge Tipping App and the Multicoin Tipping App provide simple tipping functionality much like that seen on Reddit and Twitter. Late last month, QuickCoin introduced a tipping-friendly bitcoin wallet for Facebook. The […]

Cryptocurrency-mining malware spreads on Linux machines

Posted on 24th March, 2014

A new version of malware worm is causing headaches for Linux users across the internet. Last year, Symantec identified a PHP-exploiting worm called “Linux.Darlloz” which was popping up on non-PC Linux devices like routers and security cameras. The worm was a security specialist’s nightmare, but most vulnerable devices could be easily patched with a simple […]

Frostwire integrates Bitcoin payments into BitTorrent client … to fight piracy?

Posted on 1st March, 2014

As one of the most well-known BitTorrent clients, FrostWire is used to claims that it helps to foster online piracy. So when the developers announced an experimental mechanism to allow users to donate Bitcoins to torrent sharers, it was only natural for the community to assume that this was to allow the monetization of digital […]