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Google to follow Facebook's lead on banning cryptocurrency ads
From June 2018 Google users may not see so many advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content.
Cryptomining malware a genuine threat to organizations, NTT Security says
There are more than 12,000 Monero mining malware samples 66% of which were submitted between November and December 2017.
Cryptocurrency, certificates, cloud malware and cyber guidelines - how 2018 is shaping up
Horangi Cyber Security's head of CyberOps Lim Quan Heng looks at how 2018 is playing out in the security threat space.
Interview: Exposing the dark web, its secrets and why it's a major concern for businesses
The dark web is often touted as the place cybercriminals sell their malware, but what is the fuss all about? Verizon's Ashish Thapar explains.
China reigns supreme as Asia's top source - and top target - of DDoS attacks
China continues its reign as one of the world’s most prevalent cyberattackers, taking the number two rank for the top five source countries globally.
Cryptomining accounted for 49% of IoT malware detections in 2017
Smart homes, smart buildings and smart devices are giving cybercriminals a helping hand, and many device owners may not even know it is happening.
Hackers exploit Tesla's AWS servers to mine cryptocurrency
Tesla is reassuring customers that a recent cryptojacking has not compromised vehicle safety of customer privacy.
Check Point releases January’s ‘most wanted’ malware
23% of organisations around the world were affected by Check Point's 'most wanted' malware in January, a 'lucrative' revenue stream for criminals.
From Vietnam without love: Asia Pacific's next cyber attack hub
Vietnam may be called the next Silicon Valley for its technology prowess, but for the first time it is now one of the top five cyber attack sources.
Got a spare Zuckerbuck? Social networks may give cryptos weight
Social networks may be the key to bringing cryptocurrencies into the mainstream, according to GlobalData.
Cryptocurrency exchange says it lost $195m to hackers – but is it a scam?
BitGrail wasn't known to many until last week when it announced it had been hacked, but many experts believe all is not as it seems.
Crypto regulation will tame the 'wild west' of investment says Melbourne lawyer
With cryptocurrency regulation looming investors should welcome the changes rather than calling it quits, says one Australian tech lawyer.
NZ’s Brave New Coin launches classification standard for crypto assets
The taxonomy will provide a platform that will help to streamline the process of evaluating cryptocurrency assets.
Facebook says 'no more': Cryptocurrency ads banned from social network
Facebook has now banned all advertising for financial products such as cryptocurrencies, binary options and initial coin offerings.
Coincheck promises £380m refund after massive cryptocurrency breach
This has been deemed the largest cyptocurrency breach of all time but Coincheck has been praised for promising to refund its 260,000 customers.
Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.
Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
"NextGen Energy is creating disruptive opportunities within the NZ electricity sector, and actively pursues the adoption of new technologies."
New Zealand's tech leaders get behind global blockchain platform
Kiwi tech stars are launching the world’s first blockchain platform for the multi-billion-dollar global online ratings and review industry.
Exclusive interview: Chatbot 101 with Tim McNamara, founder of Hut34
"We’ve sold about $2.7million worth of tokens for the ecosystem.”
FinTech industry welcomes Govt's anti-money laundering rules for digital currencies
“The legislation will help bring further legitimacy to exchanges operating in Australia, unlocking the benefits of digital currency usage."
IoT, cryptocurrency, Linux & WiFi hacks: WatchGuard's security predictions for 2018
WatchGuard Technologies has whipped up some key IT security predictions ranging from IoT botnets to Linux attacks.
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
Startup making Bitcoin accessible to NZers raises $400k
The startup plans to use the funding to continue driving growth in New Zealand while also expanding into the UK market.
Malicious cryptocurrency miners shift focus to Google Play
Cryptocurrency miners are spreading beyond computer operating systems and on to Android applications through Google Play.