Ouch.Image: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/getty By Jack Morse2018-04-06 22:29:08 UTC Indian officials are not here for your cryptocurrency games. Government officials with the Reserve Bank of India announced on Thursday that, effective immediately, banks would be prohibited from “dealing with or providing services to any individuals or business entities dealing with or settling virtual currencies.”Read More
Saleem Rashid is a 15 year old self-taught British programmer who discovered a fatal defect in the Ledger Nano S, an offline cryptocurrency wallet that is marketed as being “tamper-proof.”
After giving the company a suitable window to create a patch for the defect he’d identified, Rashid published his research.
The epidemic of cryptojacking malware isn’t merely an outgrowth of the incentive created by the cryptocurrency bubble — that’s just the motive, and the all-important the means and opportunity were provided by the same leaked NSA superweapon that powered last year’s Wannacry ransomware epidemic.
It all started when the Shadow Brokers dumped aRead More