The dark web's largest illegal marketplace went offline last Monday. It was the start of a bad week for cybercriminals. A lot’s happened in the world of the dark web over the past 10 days.
SEPA's email system is still down almost a month after the initial breach. The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) is still responding to an ongoing ransomware attack it identified on Christmas Eve, which has knocked many of its critical IT systems offline.
UK financial watchdog and ECB president call for more stringent rules. Regulators are sharpening their focus on bitcoin and its use in the international financial system after the value of the digital currency raced higher in a volatile rally that fed concerns over its lack of robust oversight by financial watchdogs.
We live in a world dominated by the internet. You can do almost everything online in 2021: Shop for clothes and food, communicate with both loved ones and total strangers, even plan an attack on the nation's capital if you so choose. One of the first websites to really explore how much could be done on the internet, laws and morals be damned, was the Silk Road website that from about 2011-2014 allowed savvy users to buy drugs or other illegal goods and services via the dark web and then-new cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
A bipartisan group of representatives has introduced a bill to the House that seeks to create a task force focused on combating terrorist financing via cryptocurrencies. U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored a new piece of legislation aimed at creating an agency tasked with combating the use of cryptocurrencies in terrorist financing.