U.S. SEC Chair Gary Gensler testified before the Senate on Tuesday and again called for comprehensive cryptocurrency regulations, citing a need to reduce cybersecurity risks, other market risks, and criminal efforts to defraud investors, while simultaneously advancing the space.
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Researchers have discovered email fraud campaigns in which unidentified threat actors are swindling victims out of bitcoin by tempting them with a substantial amount of tax-free cryptocurrency. This follows an SEC warning about fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes making the rounds
The U.S. SEC in a new advisory warns against schemes targeting digital assets. Security experts say that with social engineering attempts on the rise, individuals and organizations must defend against related scams and other "get rich quick" schemes.
The U.S. SEC announced civil action against defunct cryptocurrency lending platform BitConnect for allegedly defrauding investors out of $2 billion. In response, experts say cryptocurrency markets will face continued scrutiny over investor protections, fraud and security.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase faces potential user trust challenges after a system error led it to send out false automated security alerts to about 125,000 customers indicating their two-factor authentication settings had been changed.
Users of OpenSea, a marketplace for blockchain-based digital assets such as crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens, are being targeted by scammers pretending to be the company's support staff on Discord. The attackers exploited a method OpenSea uses to service support tickets on Discord.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will monitor decentralized finance transactions, after contracting with the blockchain cybersecurity firm AnChain.AI. Legal experts suggest this and other recent moves preview increased regulation of the decentralized finance space.
Sen. Pat Toomey of the Senate Banking Committee is requesting input from the cryptocurrency and blockchain community to inform future legislation on its security and privacy. Several experts praise efforts to regulate the space, but cite its complexities.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss timely cybersecurity issues, including cryptocurrency exchange hacks and the cyber implications of the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul.
Although a majority of financial services executives predict that cryptocurrency will replace or rival fiat currency within the next five to 10 years, they say cybersecurity, regulatory and privacy issues are among the biggest obstacles to its adoption, according to a survey by Deloitte.
Google has removed eight fake cryptomining apps from its Play Store, but researchers at security firm Trend Micro have flagged 120 other apps on users' phones purporting to also be cryptomining. Users paid for services the eight apps never delivered.
An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin "mixer" service to launder more than $300 million in cryptocurrency for users of darknet marketplaces, according to the Justice Department. Larry Dean Harmon faces up to a 20-year federal prison sentence.