Bitcoin Gold Website Down Following DDoS Attack
A website that serves as a central hub for a newly created cryptocurrency project went down today shortly after a successful, scheduled launch.
While the site was inaccessible, bitcoiners shared the software to newcomers wanting to download Bitcoin's code.
NZX has halted trading for the third day in a row as a result of cybercriminals attempting to extort cryptocurrency.
The exchange said it's working to bring services back online following the attack.
Both cryptocurrency exchanges have reported distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on their systems in the last 24 hours.
A report by a group of cybersecurity researchers found that cryptojacking instances jumped more than 400 percent in a year.