A White House spokesperson revealed last Tuesday that Microsoft and Facebook had neutralized a number of North Korean cyber threats sometime last week. White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said that Facebook worked to take down accounts to stop the attacks while Microsoft released patches to prevent such attacks. Bossert...

In an interview last Monday, the Danish Central Bank governor called Bitcoin “a dangerous gamble” and said that investors should not come running to regulators if things go wrong. Lars Rohde warned that Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market is unregulated and does not fall under the responsibilities of authorities. It is...

Researchers from Kaspersky Labs recently identified a new malware strain called Loapi which is capable of damaging the hardware of mobile phones. Derived from Podec, an older malware strain discovered in 2015, Loapi downloads a Monero miner onto the mobile device which overworks and overheats its components. Loapi is embedded by...

It was recently reported that Chinese authorities have been using their new digital surveillance systems to hunt down Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority group in in China. Chen Quanguo, a Chinese Communist Party official, is leading a campaign tagging Uighurs to be a terror threat in the northwestern province of...

Last Friday, the Korea Blockchain Industry Association announced that it will be taking measures to promote increased transparency in the country’s cryptocurrency industry.   In an agreement reached by 14 exchanges including major virtual exchange Bitthumb, the association said that users will only be permitted to trade through one account only...

In the latest Patch Tuesday for this month, Microsoft issued an Office update that disables Word’s Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) feature to prevent attackers from using it to install malware. DDE allows Word to pull data from other Office applications such as Excel. However, it has been used by several malware...