Cybersecurity News
Hacked: Hacking Finance

Hacked: Hacking Finance


Archives


Navigation
CategoryCybersecurity
Featured

Breaches

Ethereum Notches Two-Month High as Bitcoin Offspring Triggers Volatility

Posted on August 22nd, 2017.

Digital currency Ethereum climbed to a two-month high on Monday, taking some of the heat off Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, which have slumped since the weekend. Ethereum Forges Higher Path Concerns over Bitcoin created a favourable tailwind for Ethereum (ETH/USD), which is the world’s No. 2 digital currency by total assets....

Featured

Cybersecurity

Spotting a Well-Made Investment Scam

Posted on August 8th, 2017.

For every reasonably safe investment, there are 1000 scams and 10,000 reasonably toxic investments. Self-served advertising via social media and search engines exacerbates the problem – people sometimes click ads they think were search results, or, as humans are intended to, simply consumes the content on the screen instead of paying...

Featured

Breaches

Ethereum Prices on Track for 35% Monthly Drop

Posted on July 30th, 2017.

It has been a difficult month for ethereum. The world’s No. 2 digital currency has lost a third of its value over the past 30 days following a series of cyber breaches targeting vulnerable wallets and ICOs. Ethereum Struggles to Regain Momentum Ethereum (ETH/USD) was trading near $197.00 Sunday at 6:30 BST, according to Bitfinex....

Featured

Bitcoin

$4 Billion Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme Sees First Indictment by U.S. Jury

Posted on July 27th, 2017.

Controversy has swept the bitcoin community after a Russian man was indicted by a U.S. jury for using digital currency to launder more than $4 billion for criminal networks. Russian “Mastermind” Apprehended Alexander Vinnik – the alleged “mastermind” behind the money laundering scheme – was arrested in...

Featured

Breaches

Coders Safeguard Vulnerable Ethereum Wallets Following Security Breach

Posted on July 25th, 2017.

Ethereum suffered large-scale security breaches last week after anonymous hackers targeted vulnerable wallets in the network, resulting in the loss of tens of millions of dollars. However, it didn’t take long for a volunteer group of coders to “rescue” the funds in 500 at-risk wallets before the same attackers could get...

Featured

Bitcoin

Digital Fraud & How to protect Yourself: From ICOs to Bitcoin Scams

Posted on June 17th, 2017.

Digital fraud continues to grow apace. More worryingly, the increasing variety and sophistication of the scams themselves has seen the number of people falling victim to scams growing just as fast. And we are no longer just talking about standard phishing. Today’s digital criminals are highly developed and extremely quick to jump on the...

Featured

Bitcoin

Global Malware Campaign WannaCry is Affecting Bitcoin’s Price

Posted on May 13th, 2017.

As CCN earlier reported, WannaCry has infected more than 36 000 computers. Users of affected machines are prompted with the following screen: The malware WannaCry automatically encrypts files on the computer and demands the user to send $300 in bitcoin to a particular bitcoin address. 36,000 detections of #WannaCry (aka #WanaCypt0r aka...

Featured

Cybersecurity

TokenCard ICO Bug: End of the Road for TokenCard?

Posted on May 7th, 2017.

A Hacked member writes: Love your service. I was wondering what you thought of the tokencard bug and if you think it will negatively affect the project and it’s token value? We at Hacked did not previously cover the TokenCard ICO. Looking into it, we have less-than-positive news to report. The TokenCard team seems to be taking the...

Featured

Articles

Google’s AI Became Highly Aggressive, Could Have Major Financial Implications

Posted on March 30th, 2017.

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned us that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence might not be as good as we’d like it to. According to him: “[The creation of artificial intelligence] will either be the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”. In its list of ways the world could end, LiveScience adds...

Featured

Articles

Securing Bitcoin: How to Use a Paper Wallet

Posted on March 24th, 2017.

If you’re planning to hold bitcoins long term, one of the easiest, best ways to store them is in paper wallets, somewhere safe, such as a safe for instance, that you have control over. More technological methods such as the Trezor hardware wallet and others have come about, and we are hoping to acquire one of those for review purposes...

Featured

Cybersecurity

61% were compromised by ransomware in 2016. Here’s how to stay safe

Posted on March 13th, 2017.

According to the CyberEdge Group’s 2017 Cyberthreat Defense Report, a whopping 61% of organizations was compromised by a ransomware attack in 2016. Of those infected, over one-third of companies decided to pay extortionists to regain access to their data. Refusal was risky: even though 54% of those who refused to pay regained access to...

Featured

Cybersecurity

5 Best VPN for Torrenting that Guarantee You True Anonymity

Posted on February 14th, 2017.

Heard the news about several people across the globe getting legal notices from HBO over suspicions of downloading pirated version of Game of Thrones episodes? Well, this truly captures the essence of why people are looking for guaranteed anonymous VPN torrents services that help them use torrents and P2P networks for file sharing like...

Featured

Cybersecurity

15 of the Best WordPress Plugins to Keep Your Site Secure

Posted on December 22nd, 2016.

 Being the most popular blogging platform worldwide, it’s only natural that WordPress would have a user base in the millions. However, in today’s world, popularity is a double-edged sword – the more popular a particular website is, the higher the chances of spammers and hackers attacking it. Unlike other online platforms for blog, it...

Featured

Breaches

1 Billion Users’ Data from Yahoo Breach up for Sale on the Dark Web

Posted on December 20th, 2016.

In September, Yahoo announced it had been hacked, and that data from 500 million users had been compromised. A few days ago, the company announced it was hacked a second time, this time with 1 billion users’ data being compromised. Both attacks occurred back in 2013, and hacked data has reportedly been for sale on the dark web....

Featured

Cybersecurity

Popcorn TIme Ransomware Pardons Victims, If They Infect 2 Other Victims

Posted on December 14th, 2016.

Ransomware has been around for a while, and it’s a pretty nasty thing as it encrypts users’ files and forces them to pay. Now, a group of hackers, allegedly from Syria, have create a new type that gives victims a choice: they either pay up, or they infect two new users to have access to their files again. This new type of ransomware,...

Featured

Bitcoin

Is This Blockchain Voting System by NYU Devs the Solution to Russia Election Meddling?

Posted on December 12th, 2016.

With lingering concerns over ways in which the 2016 election could have been underhandedly swayed in the favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump after Barack Obama requested a report on the matter, a team of blockchain-minded New York University devs have developed a potential answer after winning first prize in a development challenge....

Featured

Cybersecurity

This Tool Lets you Scan the Dark Web for your (Stolen) Personal Data

Posted on December 9th, 2016.

A recently revealed a dark web scanning service was launched in the UK. The service is called OwlDetect and is available for £3,5 a month. It allows users to scan the dark web in search for their own leaked information. This includes email addresses, credit card information and bank details. The service reportedly uses online programs...

Featured

Cybersecurity

The Department of Defense Is about to Enhance Its Deep Web Search Engine

Posted on December 6th, 2016.

A lot of people have never heard of Memex. Memex is a deep web search engine developed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the agency that created the ARPANET, which served as a basis of the internet we use nowadays. Memex is a deep web search engine that doesn’t quite work like Google or Bing. DARPA sees Memex as a set...

Featured

Hacking

Hackers Only Need Seconds to Figure Out Card Details

Posted on December 3rd, 2016.

Experts from Newcastle University in England has found that hackers only need six seconds to figure out the card number, expiry date, and security code for a Visa debit or credit card by simple guesswork, according to a report from The Telegraph. According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, in the U.K. the number of bank...

Featured

Cybersecurity

BoE asks FinTech Firms to Help Warn Banks About Cyberattacks

Posted on December 1st, 2016.

The Bank of England is recruiting FinTech companies to help prevent cyberattacks targeting financial institutions, according to a report from The Telegraph. Earlier this year, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) conducted a survey, which found that cyber risks topped the list of financial service concerns. According to...

The team:
Dmitriy Lavrov
Analyst
Dmitriy Lavrov is a professional trader, technical analyst and money manager with 10 years of trading experience. He covers Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. He is among the top 10 most Read More
Jonas Borchgrevink
Founder
Jonas Borchgrevink is the founder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews.com. He is a serial entrepreneur, trader and investor. He shares his own personal journey on Hacked.com.
P.H. Madore
ICO Analyst
P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked’s sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as Read More
Mate Csar
Analyst
Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive Read More
Justin O’Connell
Journalist
Justin O’Connell is a cryptocurrency journalist who works have appeared in the U.S.’s third largest weekly, the San Diego Reader & VICE.
Mati Greenspan
Analyst
Senior Market Analyst at Etoro.com.
Rakesh Upadhyay
Analyst
Rakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use Read More
Pamela Meropiali
Account Manager
Pamela Meropiali is responsible for users on Hacked.com.
Joseph Young
Journalist
Joseph Young is a finance and tech journalist & analyst based in Hong Kong. He has worked with leading media and news agencies in the technology and finance industries, offering Read More