Cybersecurity

Haseeb Awan, founder of Efani
This Entrepreneur Was SIM-Swapped so Often, He Started a Company to Fight It
Efani’s solution to SIM-swapping? Make it so difficult to make changes to a cell phone account that an attack is virtually impossible.
Haseeb Awan, founder of Efani

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Most Attacks on Cybersecurity Firm’s Decoy Servers Aimed at Mining Crypto: Report
Of the 16,371 attacks on Aqua Security's decoy servers over the last year, 95% were aimed at mining cryptocurrency through deploying malicious programs.
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Joseph O’Conner was accused of participating in a Twitter cryptocurrency scam.
Social Engineering: A Plague on Crypto and Twitter, Unlikely to Stop
The SIM swapping community entered the spotlight after helping the Twitter hacker breach the social media platform, but these threat actors have been going after the crypto co...
Joseph O’Conner was accused of participating in a Twitter cryptocurrency scam.

Hyderabad, India (Saisnaps/Shutterstock)
Indian Users Almost 5 Times More Likely to Encounter Crypto Hacking: Microsoft Report
A Microsoft cybersecurity report found that in Asia-Pacific, Sri Lanka has the highest rate of encounter with such attacks, with neighboring India in second place.
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'Snake Oil and Overpriced Junk': Why Blockchain Doesn't Fix Online Voting
More people are wiling to try online voting these days. But experts say it isn't safe, and - despite what you might have heard - blockchain doesn't help much. Not yet, at leas...
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Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMWare, addresses a virtual hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security. (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Infosec Exec Urges US Lawmakers to Tighten Crypto Regs Over Pandemic-Driven Scams
Cryptocurrencies should be regulated more stringently, a VMWare security executive told U.S. lawmakers, citing a rise in cybercrime during the pandemic.
Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMWare, addresses a virtual hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security. (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)

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Biden May Not Be Savvy About Big Tech, but He Understands Cybersecurity
Nobody is chanting “Hey, Ho, Uncle Joe for Crypto!” at a Biden election rally. But the venerable ex-vice president does have things to say about big tech, chiefly in the realm...
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West Virginia State Capitol. Credit: Shutterstock/Jerry Pennington
West Virginia Ditches Blockchain Voting App Provider Voatz
West Virginia will not continue with its use of blockchain-based mobile voting software Voatz amid security concerns from experts.
West Virginia State Capitol. Credit: Shutterstock/Jerry Pennington

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Gemini Completes Second Level of Cybersecurity Compliance Exam
Gemini has concluded an SOC 2 Type 2 cybersecurity risk examination, evaluating how its security system controls operate across a period of time. The exchange plans to conduct...
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"Account Book Ledger" by John Carlin is licensed under CC0 1.0
Treadway Commission to Issue Blockchain Security Guidance in 2020
The influential Treadway Commission plans to issue security guidance for companies using blockchain.
"Account Book Ledger" by John Carlin is licensed under CC0 1.0