Anti-Phishing, DMARC , Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

How Hackers Are Targeting Initial Coin Offerings

Aleksandr Lazarenko of Group-IB Says Safe Storage of Cryptocurrency Poses Challenges
Aleksandr Lazarenko, technical director for blockchain security projects, Group-IB

The proliferation of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects is posing enticing new opportunities for hackers, says Aleksandr Lazarenko of Group-IB.

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In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Lazarenko discusses:

  • The security issues around blockchain-related projects and cryptocurrency;
  • How hackers are using phishing to target initial coin offerings, or ICOs, a new method of funding for blockchain-related startups;
  • What cryptocurrency exchanges and holders can do to reduce their risks.

At Group-IB, Lazarenko is technical director for blockchain security projects. He is also responsible for projects related to advanced analytics tools for cybercrime investigations.


About the Author

Jeremy Kirk

Jeremy Kirk

Managing Editor, Security and Technology, ISMG

Kirk is a veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries. Based in Sydney, he is Managing Editor for Security and Technology for Information Security Media Group. Prior to ISMG, he worked from London and Sydney covering computer security and privacy for International Data Group. Further back, he covered military affairs from Seoul, South Korea, and general assignment news for his hometown paper in Illinois.




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