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The Pirate Bay Resumes Cryptojacking Activities
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The Pirate Bay Resumes Cryptojacking Activities
The file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has reportedly launched a cryptojacking script, which hijacks visitors’ unused CPU processing power to mine cryptocurrencies. This is not the first time The Pirate Bay has done this, and although the community has been vocal about their dissatisfaction with the cryptojacking activities, it is unclear how much of an issue it actually is. As a brief preface, The Pirate Bay (TPB) is one of…
Blockchain
UK Governmental Agency Successfully Trials Blockchain in Food Supply Chain
The advent of blockchain-based supply chain monitoring for the food sector has just taken a significant step forward, as a UK food safety watchdog has announced the successful trial of such as system. It was the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) that recently deployed this pilot program in a cattle slaughterhouse. The main goal of the trial was to ensure compliance within the food sector, which has been notoriously hard…
Windows Clipboard Hijacking Malware Reportedly Monitoring 2.3M Targets
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Windows Clipboard Hijacking Malware Reportedly Monitoring 2.3M Bitcoin Wallets
A new report concerning a Bitcoin-oriented Windows ”clipboard hijacker” malware has been making the rounds lately. Moreover, the malware has reportedly already affected and is monitoring more than 2.3 million potential targets. Most dedicated cryptocurrency enthusiasts are already well-versed in the potential pitfalls posed by different types of malware in relation to cryptocurrency malware. Most of the cryptocurrency-related malware available online is relatively harmless, so-called ”cryptojacking” malware. However, the list…
Chinese Defendant’s Name Cleared by Court Through Use of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain
Chinese Defendant’s Name Cleared by Court Through Use of Blockchain Technology
A Chinese defendant has successfully argued his innocence in a Chinese court, using blockchain technology to clear his name from charges of copyright theft. Observers have referred to this as a ”landmark case”, which could pave the way for future legal use cases for blockchain. The court in question is the Chinese Internet Court of Hangzhou, which accepted the submission of blockchain technology as evidence before ruling the defendant innocent.…