Shadow Brokers’ Response Team Cancels its Crowdfunded Bid for NSA Exploit Tools

Shadow Brokers’ Response Team Cancels its Crowdfunded Bid for NSA Exploit Tools

On May 30, a group of cybersecurity researchers launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising $25,000 with which they were planning to pay a hacker group called the Shadow Brokers for hacking tools that were supposedly taken from the NSA. The effort raised...
The Disney Ransom Saga: Is Bitcoin Really The Cause?

The Disney Ransom Saga: Is Bitcoin Really The Cause?

The Disney film studio’s announcement of hackers threatening to release one of their movies unless a bitcoin ransom is paid has once again unleashed a flurry of media attention targeting cryptocurrency as a tool for nefarious acts. Disney CEO Bob Iger in a...
Elliptics’ Plan to Track WannaCry Perpetrators

Elliptics’ Plan to Track WannaCry Perpetrators

A day after news of the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack broke, bitcoin intelligence startup Elliptic released its ’Rapid Response to Ransomware: a four-Step Plan for Readiness, Resolution, and Identifying the Attacker’ to promote awareness about how to deal with...