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Best Practices for Reducing the Risk and Impact of Ransomware Attacks

In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline and JBS hacks, cybercrime and ransomware attacks continue to be top of mind for global corporations.  As consumer purchasing moved to online transactions (digital trade) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the incidence of cybercrime also grew.  FBI Director Christopher Wray recently compared the bureau’s shift to global ransomware threats…

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Analysis of the TITAN Token Collapse: Iron.Finance Rugpull or DeFi Bank Run?

TL;DR: Iron.Finance depends on arbitrage as their stabilizing mechanism for partially collateralized tokens. In the case of the TITAN token collapse, the time frame between its price feed oracle and the actual real-time prices of the market was too large causing users to become unprofitable and not protect the stabilization. As a result, TITAN dropped…

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Crypto-Asset Exchange Threat Modeling

  On April 13, 2021, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Working Group released the Crypto-Asset Exchange Security Guidelines—a set of guidelines and best practices for crypto-asset exchange (CaE) security. The set of guidelines were created to help educate users, policymakers, and cybersecurity professionals on the pros and cons of further securing Virtual Asset Service…

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$220M in Bitcoin May Be Encrypted Forever on IronKey

Stefan Thomas is two failed password attempts away from losing the private keys to $220 million worth of bitcoin forever. This is because Thomas holds the private keys to his bitcoin wallet in an IronKey. “The World’s Most Secure Flash Drive” would rather die than give up its secrets, thanks to a series of built-in…

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ALERT: Malicious Crypto Browser Extension—Masked MetaMask

UPDATE: 12/03/2020 The MetaMask phisher continues to buy sponsored ads on MetaMask search results. The company urges users to “use direct links, and if you need to use search, watch out for sponsored links!” Sponsored ads for the fraudulent maskmeha[.]io seem to have been displaced by meramaks[.]io 12/02/2020 Within the past 24 hours, CipherTrace has…

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CipherTrace Maltego Transform

CipherTrace Integration into Maltego Significantly Expands Bitcoin Forensics Capabilities Maltego is a popular security research and forensics tool produced by Paterva. Investigators use it as a powerful data mining tool because it allows them to create directed graphs that combine disparate digital forensics, perform a deeper analysis, and gain a more comprehensive perspective. Maltego focuses… Read more

SEC Crypto Czar and CipherTrace CEO at SINET

CipherTrace CEO Leads SINET Panel that Includes New SEC ‘Crypto Czar’ On June 7, 2018, at the SINET Innovation Summit in New York, CipherTrace CEO Dave Jevans sat down with crypto asset experts and thought leaders for a discussion of the current and future state of cryptocurrencies. Topics ranged from fostering virtual currencies as mainstream…

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