How the American Government Surveils the Blockchain

The United States federal government has paid approximately half a million dollars to a private corporation to help various agencies conduct surveillance on the Bitcoin blockchain. The corporation which helps the United States government conduct mass surveillance of Bitcoin transactions is known as Chainalysis. The…

US hospital pays $55,000 to hackers after ransomware attack | ZDNet

Hancock Health has paid hackers $55,000 to unlock systems following a ransomware infection. More security news The hospital, based in Greenfield, Indiana, revealed that a successful ransomware attack on Thursday held the hospital’s IT systems hostage, demanding a ransom payment in Bitcoin (BTC) in return…

9.1.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Woman Sentenced to Six Years for Hiring a Hitman on the Darknet The 58-year-old woman who paid a “hitman” on the darknet to have her love/ex-lover killed received a six year prison sentence. Danish police kept the case quiet for the greater part of 2017….

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