NFTs Explained: What Are They, and How Might They Shape the Future of Cryptocurrency?

While cryptocurrency has been around for over a decade now, the concept of an intangible digital asset with an extremely tangible price tag has really come to the forefront of the general public’s mind with the great Bitcoin boom of...
April 11, 2021

The 6 Most Common Places Your Lost Bitcoin Wallet Is Hiding (and How to Recover It)

While Bitcoin began as a very niche, very esoteric cryptocurrency, it has since grown into something much more mainstream in the past decade. With the price of Bitcoin topping 61 thousand dollars in mid-March and hovering around the 55 thousand...
April 2, 2021

Why Ransomware Criminals are Moving Away from Bitcoin

Bitcoin used to be the preferred payment method of cybercriminals. Last year, we reported that the hackers behind the WannaCry ransomware infected PCs worldwide, and demanded payment in the form of Bitcoin from their victims. Hackers asked for Bitcoin because...
June 29, 2018

How Siacoin Could Change Data Storage

The blockchain — the ledger technology powering every major cryptocurrency from Bitcoin to Ether — is unquestionably one of the most interesting innovations of the last decade. However, while Bitcoin revolutionized digital currency, many believe that the blockchain is destined...
April 24, 2018

Ransomware Market Expands as Healthcare Industry Continues Feeling the Effects

A computer security company determined that the dark-web ransomware market has grown by 2,500 percent from 2016 to 2017. The company, Carbon Black, credits that expansion to the relative anonymity of Bitcoin and Tor as well as the lucrative return-on-investment...
October 25, 2017

Petya Ransomware Infection And Decryption Services

A Petya ransomware variant has swept through Europe in a fashion reminiscent of the WannaCry attacks of May 12, 2017. Like WannaCry, the Petya variant spreads using Eternal Blue and has affected the following businesses and organizations:Utility companies, banks,...
June 27, 2017

Hidden Tear Ransomware Infection and Decryption Services

Hidden Tear ransomware is an open-source malware program published by its developer for educational purposes. Though the author has since taken the source code offline, hackers around the world have already downloaded and redistributed it. Modified and improved variants of...
June 9, 2017

WannaCrypt Ransomware Infection and Decryption Services

WannaCrypt ransomware (also known as WannaCry and WanaCrpt0r 2.0) is the latest malware to make headlines by infecting over 250,000 computers in at least 150 countries around the world. Prominent victims include FedEx, Britain’s National Health System, Nissan, and telecom...
May 15, 2017

St. Louis Public Library Grinds to a Halt Due to Ransomware Attack

The potential threat of a ransomware attack became a reality for the St. Louis Public Library on Jan. 19. Hackers took down approximately 700 computers used by both staff and the public in the library system’s central location and 15...
January 20, 2017

Cerber Ransomware Infection And Decryption Services

Cerber ransomware is a quickly evolving type of malware that encrypts files on a computer so that they are unreadable. The attackers then demand a ransom to decrypt the files. If Cerber has infected your computer, turn it off, disconnect...
December 7, 2016