monero

The Shadow Brokers

Cryptocurrency Transactions May Uncover Sales of Shadow Broker Hacking Tools

Even though the Shadow Brokers told customers to use privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash, researchers may have found clues pointing to who tried to buy more of the group's wares.
Joseph Cox
6.28.18
ASIC WTF

What Is an ASIC Miner and Is It the Future of Cryptocurrency?

What are application specific integrated circuits and why are cryptocurrency communities freaking out about them?
Daniel Oberhaus
4.9.18
Cat and Mouse

After Crackdown, Neo-Nazis Are Hosting Propaganda on Censor-Proof Networks

Neo-Nazis are using the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to keep their propaganda online and avoid the tech world's recent clampdown.
Joseph Cox
4.4.18
Coinhive

'One of the Biggest' Coinhive Users Made $7.69 In 3 Months

A comprehensive report looks at the rise of in-browser cryptocurrency mining.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.14.18
SWITCH IT UP

Neo-Nazis Turn to Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrency Monero

As Bitcoin is bottle-necked at exchanges and browser-based mining becomes more popular, some neo-Nazis are picking up Monero.
Joseph Cox
3.5.18
suggestion box

Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay for Journalism Is Not the Worst Idea I've Ever Heard

When Salon tried a new way to monetize users with adblockers, everybody hated it.
Jordan Pearson
2.14.18
why

The Biggest Cryptocurrency Mining Hack Yet Made a Grand Total of $24

Hackers loaded in-browser cryptocurrency miner Coinhive into UK, US, and Canadian government websites on Sunday.
Jordan Pearson
2.13.18
mining eh?

Hackers Used Ontario Government and CAMH Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers hijacked a popular plugin.
Jordan Pearson
2.12.18
Narrow Misses

Cryptocurrency Mining Hack That Compromised Thousands of Sites ‘Could Have Been a Catastrophe’

UK and US government sites were affected.
Jordan Pearson
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.12.18
Hot Trends

Porn Sites Are Doing the Most Cryptocurrency Mining

The trend… heats up.
Jordan Pearson
2.8.18
wannacry

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware That Uses an NSA Exploit Is On the Rise

Say hello to WannaMine.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.30.18
Obscure Mining

This Cryptocurrency Mining Rig is Fueled by Your Breath

He huffed and he puffed and he mined a very small amount of cryptocurrency.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.10.18