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Tag: Bitcoin

Yahoo, Bing Found Directing to Bitcoin Phishing Site

(Threatpost) It looks like phishers have started poisoning Bing and Yahoo search results in hopes of duping users of the Bitcoin exchange site MtGox.com into giving away their log-in credentials. KrebsonSecurity.com reported that both the search engines have been redirecting unsuspecting clickers to MtPox.com – a domain set up two days ago that looks almost…
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Potential privacy problems for companies accepting Bitcoins

(Net Security) Businesses accepting Bitcoin payments might want to consider the privacy implications that such an option creates for its customers and for themselves. As you may or may not now, in order to received Bitcoins, you need a Bitcoin address – a unique identifier consisting of a string of 27-34 alphanumeric characters. While this…
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Anti-Money Laundering Tools Lag

(WSJ) U.S. authorities have been cracking down on the use of online payment systems by money launderers. But researchers say businesses do not yet have effective technology to prevent drug dealers or scam artists from using payment transfers to legitimize ill-gotten cash. The Federal Reserve is looking into risks associated with online payment systems like…
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